So As I Was Saying . . .: My Somewhat Eventful Life

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The prescient quote above was taken on another dark day in American history, but it rings as true today; nothing has really changed.

For many years the author of this book, Frank Mankiewicz travelled with Robert Kennedy as his Press Secretary. Although Mankiewicz was born to movie industry heavy weights, he preferred to enter the world of politics. He helped found National Public Radio, served as a regional director of the Peace Corps and a mentor to many presidents and presidential contenders.

This is a “as told to” book based on the conversations the writer had with Mankiewicz over many years. Thus the book is anecdotal in nature. With such an interesting subject, I would have preferred a full on biography. I wanted more personal information about this famous player in American politics.

This book is filled with fragments and stories from a famous life and the people he knew. There are nice photographs included of Mankiewicz’s famous father, uncle, and family. If you have no famous favorite uncle to tell you stories, then this is the book for you.


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Author Frank Mankiewicz
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 267 pages
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date 2016-Feb-16
ISBN 9781250070647
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Issue June 2016
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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