April 16, 2014

Ezekiel J. Emanuel spoke about his book, Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Starting with a history of how the American health care system achieved its current unwieldy shape, Dr. Emanuel, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of medical ethics and health policy, shows how miraculous the passage of the Affordable Care Act was—similar pledges by presidents back to Teddy Roosevelt all came to nothing—and foresees ways the Act, too, is likely to be reformed in the future.

February 24, 2014

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes spoke about their book, HRC, at Politics & Prose on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Hillary Clinton’s surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history.

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804136778
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Published: Broadway Books - February 17th, 2015

January 28, 2014

Sean Strub spoke about his book, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, AIDS, Sex and Survival, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Strub started his political career running the Senate elevator in 1976; by the 1990s he was involved in ACT UP and had demonstrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the home of Jessie Helms. Strub, seriously ill himself, never stopped fighting on behalf of AIDS patients, and continues his advocacy with POZ magazine, extensive speaking engagements, and, now, this powerful memoir.

Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451661958
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Published: Scribner - January 14th, 2014