Domestic Affairs: A Campaign Novel
Author: Bridget Siegel
When twenty-something political fund-raiser Olivia Greenley gets tapped to work on the presidential campaign of Georgia governor Landon Taylor, it’s her dream job. Her best friend in the world is the campaign manager, and Taylor is a decent, charismatic idealist, with a real chance to be a great leader. Sacrificing her sleep, comfort, friends, family, and income for a year to make the world a better place is the right call, but what happens when both Campaign Lesson #1, No Kissing the Boss, and Lesson #2, Loyalty Above All, go down in flames before the first primary?
As Olivia takes the job as campaign fund raising manager, she begins to fall into the abyss of the political machine: the ideals and ego of Landon Taylor as he comes onto Olivia and ignores his control freak wife and two bubble perfect children change. Landon takes Olivia’s innocence and brilliance and turns her into a cheap mistress.
There are others that Landon is deceiving also: his campaign manager. As Landon falls into the greed of his own power, his staff discovers the truth about politics, idealism and themselves.
Bridget Siege, the author, was only 24 when she raised tens of millions for the 2004 Kerry/Edwards campaign. She also worked on the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Obama/Biden, and Andrew Cuomo. Now, she brings her experiences on the campaign trail to her debut novel. Can you separate fact from fiction?
In the book, Bridget vividly captures the fervor and idealism of campaign life. Siegel has seen it all, and she brings alive the passionate energy, personal sacrifices, electrifying uplifts and endless hours, and the intimate relationships that can fire success or teasingly tempt into steps a person would never consider otherwise. Writing with savvy, humor, and delicious inside-the-beltway detail, Siegel brilliantly celebrates and skewers the best and the less in Domestic Affairs.
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Review by Broad “A” – Ava
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