In this intriguing political memoir, Leslie Sorrell offers a peek inside the world of power brokers and its culture seen through a very American lens.
She shares how she lost her naivety in the nation’s capital only to leave with cunningness and ambition. At 28, Sorrell started her own political consulting firm in a hot bed of politics-Texas. She took her firm from a start up to one of national influence and reveals shocking, exciting, and even comical stories along the way. Leslie goes from believing politics represented the greatest ideals of our society to learning the dark secrets of the multi-million-dollar world of elected officials that most people can only speculate about.
As Leslie’s understanding of the real world of politics was transformed, good, bad, loyalty, and purpose all get jumbled together. Leslie finds herself making one little compromise after another, while her clients move closer and closer to the line between right and wrong, until working on the edge became routine and the line itself began to fade.
A stirring account of Leslie’s experience as a true-believer who worked with candidates before anyone knew who they were or thought their jokes were funny. Despite thriving in a pressure-cooker environment, she lost the desire to be a part of their win-at-any cost approach to life and politics. Heartbroken, Leslie walked away from a lucrative career and takes this last look back before moving on with her life in Belize.