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Life in the Fishbowl (Paperback)

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Guisselle and Ron write a one-of-a-kind book that takes a deep dive into the personal side of politics that no one talks about. Real-life stories from current and former elected officials. A must-read for the aspiring candidate, elected official, their families and anyone who wants a peek into life in politics.

Running for office and serving in elected office can be exhilarating, infuriating, scary, and intimidating all at the same time. This book is not a book of how to win an election. It's a book on the stuff that no one talks about until it's too late. The lessons shared in this book will provide you with knowledge, advice, and inspiration that you'll need to learn to swim in the figurative political fishbowl. Are you ready?

Benefits from the lessons in this book:

  • Balance your responsibilities between your public service duties and personal life, through unique insights from current and former elected officials.
  • Real-life stories from current and former elected officials.
  • With unique insights on the realities of running and serving in public office.
  • Anecdotes on navigating the "political fishbowl"

Here's what people are saying about the book-

"Ron and Guisselle draw back the curtains on an area of politics that is seldom discussed but is essential for anyone seeking public office to consider." Willie L. Brown Jr., former Mayor, City of San Francisco and former Speaker for the California State Assembly

"This honest and fascinating look inside the Fishbowl of public office is a must-read for candidates and a great read for everyone else As a mayor-mom-wife and trainer-mentor of women candidates...Guisselle and Ron's practical advice is spot on...I know of no other source in the market like it." Libby Schaaf, candidate for California State Treasurer and former Mayor, City of Oakland

"...if I were still teaching my course on political campaigns, I'd make, Life in the FishBowl, assigned reading (I wish I could do that for prospective candidates). Current office holders could also benefit from, Life in the Fishbowl." Terry Christensen, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University

"I wish Life in the Fishbowl had been available when I first ran for office. My favorite chapter is "Pitfalls of Public Service" where they share how to differentiate between friends and merely allies and drive home those moments of truth when you have to say no to a friend or supporter..." Jim Cunneen, former California State Assemblymember

Product Details
ISBN: 9798869198464
Publisher: Guisselle Nunez
Publication Date: February 17th, 2024
Pages: 148
Language: English