Maybe if the biographer weren't so closely associated with Clare, I would have gotten a more in-depth portrait of her. All that was written were just repeated platitudes, overtures, and how lovely she looked in outfits. No real look into her working as a congressperson; only that it entirely seemed as if she was hated and loved in equal measure. Just because she was vocal about important issues. I know most men can't handle women having a voice in pretty much anything, I just wondered though at the biased and how her detractors were just simply brushed off as haters and no look further into their relationships with Clare. If we are to look at our former politicians fairly, than we need unbiased and honest accounts of their failures and triumphs, to make a uniformed opinion about both sides of the fence in which they landed or sat on. I'm sure Clare Booths Luce was a stunning politician and statesperson who fought very hard for the people, I just wanted a more realistic look at this vivacious woman. (I DNF)
It was not Ms Morris' writing that caused me to bog down but Claire herself. Midway through I realized that I was becoming less & less able to ignore the fact that the Honorable C B Luce was apparently incapable of really caring for anyone but herself. Perhaps one day when i am older & wiser, I will take it up again and find clues that I am currently missing. Perhaps she redeems herself in the end. But for now, I just can't slog through any more.
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