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Left Bank Books Presents Lis Smith with Jeff Smith: Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story- 10/25

Left Bank Books Presents Lis Smith with Jeff Smith: Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story- 10/25

Left Bank Books welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author & one of the most sought-after operatives in the Democratic Party, Lis Smith, who will discuss the "irreverent look behind the scenes of American politics" Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story, on our YouTube & Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on October 25th. Lis Smith will be in conversation with executive director of the Missouri Workforce Housing Association, Jeff Smith.

Join us on our YouTube & Facebook Live Page and order a copy of Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

Lis Smith is a veteran of twenty political campaigns. She has extensive experience in public affairs and media relations at the local, state and national levels. She most recently worked as a senior advisor in communications to presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Prior to working on Buttigieg's campaign, she'd worked for everyone from former President Barack Obama to Senator Claire McCaskill and Governors Andrew Cuomo, Terry McAuliffe, Ted Strickland, Jon Corzine and Martin O'Malley. She's served as an on-air commentator for major TV networks and has had opinion pieces published in the New York Times and Vanity Fair. She lives in New York.

Jeff Smith is executive director of the Missouri Workforce Housing Association, which supports development of safe, affordable housing. Previously, he taught public policy at Dartmouth College and The New School, represented the city of St. Louis in the Senate, and wrote three books: Trading Places, on U.S. party alignment; Mr. Smith Goes to Prison, a memoir and argument for reform; and Ferguson in Black and White, an historical analysis of St. Louis inequality. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Washington University.

New York Times Bestseller

An irreverent look behind the scenes of American politics from one of the most sought-after operatives in the Democratic Party

Lis Smith isn't your average political strategist and Any Given Tuesday isn't your typical political memoir. At once a revealing look at human nature at the highest levels of power and an intimate portrayal of a sometimes rocky personal journey, it breaks all the rules. Smith doesn't pretend to be perfect--she owns the controversial choices that landed her in the tabloids, as well as the unorthodox ones that have paid off and defined her successful career.

Any Given Tuesday follows Smith from her earliest experiences as a college-aged intern to her days as a trusted adviser and confidante to some of the most high-profile politicians in the country--including her star turn as senior adviser on Pete Buttigieg's 2020 presidential campaign. Animated by Smith's love for the hand-to-hand combat of politics and sustained by her deeply-held belief that it's still possible to effect positive change, it's an odyssey full of highs and lows and larger-than-life characters. Throughout, Smith shows what it's really like behind the curtain: what happens when the lights go down and the cameras turn off, how it feels to be in the eye of the political media storm, and how the people responsible for heady, life and death decisions are as flawed as the rest of us.

While the journey hasn't always been smooth, Lis Smith has seen and learned a lot--and she shares it all in this eye-opening, entertaining memoir.

Review Quotes:
Stylish and acerbic. -- CNN.com

Smith's Any Given Tuesday may just rewrite the template for what a political memoir can be. -- Time

Would-be political staffers will find valuable pointers. -- Kirkus Reviews

Lis Smith has given us a uniquely honest and personal glimpse into the realities of American politics, reminding us once again why she stands among that arena's best and brightest. Any Given Tuesday is more than a memoir. It's a reminder of who we are and who we can be." -- Bakari Sellers, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and CNN political commentator

A fearless strategist with a heart for the underdog candidate, Lis Smith has made her mark at every level of Democratic politics, from local to presidential. She holds nothing back in this page-turner. Her uproarious memoir is an insider's how-to of twenty-first-century campaigning. -- Karen Tumulty, deputy editorial page editor and columnist for the Washington Post

Lis Smith is a brilliant, fearless, bare-knuckle political warrior and, it turns out, a hell of a storyteller, too!" -- David Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and former chief strategist and senior adviser to President Barack Obama

Breezy and informative. . . . Lis Smith delivers 300 pages of smack, snark and vulnerability. -- The Guardian

You can watch live on Left Bank's YouTube channel. To participate on Facebook, log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You can watch on either location without logging in, but in order to comment or interact with the program, you must be logged in.

Left Bank Books
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM on Tue, 25 Oct 2022

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