Orinda Books Exclusive Event!
Molly Ball, author of Pelosi, will discuss her new book in a private live session for our Orinda Books community.
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Ball’s nuanced, page-turning portrait takes readers inside the life and times of this historic and underappreciated figure. Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment.
“[An] illuminating new biography of the most powerful woman in American politics.” —Michelle Goldberg, The New Times Book Review
“A lively and detailed portrait…Ball’s accessible review of recent legislative history and behind-the-scenes coverage of congressional matters provide valuable insights for political junkies. Even readers who don’t entirely agree with Pelosi’s agenda will gain respect for her accomplishments and tenacity.” —Publishers Weekly
"Read this book, not just to understand how Nancy Pelosi operates as Speaker of the House, but to understand HOW she became the first female Speaker in American history." —Amy Walter, national editor for the Cook Political Report
Molly Ball is a political journalist and appears regularly as an analyst on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, PBS’s Washington Week, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR. She was formerly TIME Magazine's national political correspondent and covered U.S. politics for The Atlantic and Politico. She is the winner of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize and the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, among others, and lives in Washington, D.C.