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Connie Schultz memoir, a book that came out in 2007, wrapped up 2015 perfectly for me and His Lovely Wife is the story of the journalist s year on the campaign trail, the year she gave up her career to support and campaign for her new husband, Sherrod Brown, while he ran for Senator from Ohio.Schultz is an outspoken supporter of the working class, so her late in life marriage to the congressman from Ohio, Sherrod Brown, united two campaigners But, only a short time into their marriage, the Connie Schultz memoir, a book that came out in 2007, wrapped up 2015 perfectly for me and His Lovely Wife is the story of the journalist s year on the campaign trail, the year she gave up her career to support and campaign for her new husband, Sherrod Brown, while he ran for Senator from Ohio.Schultz is an outspoken supporter of the working class, so her late in life marriage to the congressman from Ohio, Sherrod Brown, united two campaigners But, only a short time into their marriage, the Democrats urged Brown to run for the Senate seat held by Republican Mike DeWine And, Schultz was the last one to agree, knowing it would change their lives, change her career, forever The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist had the feeling she would have to put her career on hold in order to travel throughout the state of Oho.and His Lovely Wife is a tribute to two hardworking supporters of the working class, who took a year out of their lives to hit the campaign trail, hoping they could make a difference in the lives of the middle class Connie Schultz tells the story of that year with humor and love, but she isn t afraid to point out the problems on the campaign trail, along with her fears, and Sherrod Brown s fears that he would let down the people who were supporting him It s a fascinating look inside a campaign, written only as a journalist and wife could write it Connie Schultz account is a refreshing, positive story following a political year that has been difficult to watch And, 2016 will probably be just as bad and His Lovely Wife, with its humor, love, and passion for the ordinary person, is charming and thoughtful [[ FREE ]] ✙ . . . and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man ↞ Writing with warmth and humor, Connie Schultz reveals the rigors, joys, and absolute madness of a new marriage at midlife and campaigning with her husband, Sherrod Brown, now the junior senator from Ohio She describes the chain of events leading up to Sherrod s decision to run for the Senate he would not enter the fray without his wife s unequivocal support , and her own decision to step down from writing her Pulitzer Prize winning column during the course of one of the nation s most intensely watched races She writes about the moment her friends in the press became not so friendly, the constant campaign demands on her marriage and family life, and a personal tragedy that came out of the blue Schultz also shares insight into the challenges of political life dealing with audacious bloggers, ruthless adversaries, and political divas battling expectations of a political wife and the shock of having staffers young enough to be her children suddenly directing her every move Connie Schultz is passionate and outspoken about her opinions in other words, every political consultant s nightmare, and every reader s dream Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist with a mordant wit The campaign memoir genre takes on new lifeThe Washington Post Book World With her characteristic wit and reportorial thoroughness, Schultz describes the behind the scenes chaos, frustration and excitement of a political campaign and the impact it has on a candidate s familyMinneapolis Star Tribune Witty and anecdotal, whether read by a Democrat or a RepublicanDeseret Morning News Frank and feisty a spunky tribute to the survival of one woman s spirit under conditions in which it might have been squelchedThe Columbus Dispatch From the Trade Paperback edition I downloaded this book onto my iPhone using the Kindle app just to see how the app worked But then I started reading it I ve always liked Sherrod Brown, and as a former journalist, I wondered what it must be like for his wife to go from impartial reporter to political wife Although I m sure Schultz would bristle under the term political wife and all that it implies This book was about her struggle to maintain her own identity when she is thrust into the world of a political campaign I fou I downloaded this book onto my iPhone using the Kindle app just to see how the app worked But then I started reading it I ve always liked Sherrod Brown, and as a former journalist, I wondered what it must be like for his wife to go from impartial reporter to political wife Although I m sure Schultz would bristle under the term political wife and all that it implies This book was about her struggle to maintain her own identity when she is thrust into the world of a political campaign I found it particularly interesting how she was able to come to terms with giving up some of her autonomy for her husband s career not just because she loved him but because she believed in what he was fighting for But that didn t mean it wasn t a struggle.I read most of this book a chapter at a time while I ate my lunch at work, and most days it made me cry They weren t necessarily happy or sad cries, but the touching and poignant stories she told about her parents, her family, meeting people on the campaign trail, etc moved me in a way my cynical, judgmental self hasn t felt in a long time If this account was coming from anyone else but a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist I would say it was whitewashed But apparently Sherrod Brown is the real thing.However, the story that sticks with me most was the campaign speech she made when an old man in the audience jeered her because she didn t change her name when she got married She answered him by talking about her father and mother and how they struggled and worked hard and maybe didn t have the lives they dreamed of but wanted to make sure their children had what they didn t By the end of the speech the old man was her biggest fan Typing it here is making me well up again, both for the feelings it inspires for my own parents and because it shows how common experience softens political antagonism It s those kind of beautiful stories that made me cry.I ve never read Schultz s columns we were always Beacon Journal people rather than the Plain Dealer , so I don t know if she always writes like this Something tells me that she does, but I m not sure if I m going to seek out her column simply because I don t know if I could take the emotional roller coaster Chronicling the 2006 U.S Senate race of her husband, Sherrod Brown D Ohio , this memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner Connie Schultz is a bittersweet read Sweet because of all the touching details and heartwarming stories that Schultz shares from their personal lives and from the campaign itself Bitter because, 10 years later, it s clear to see how the Republican party helped create the debacle we call 2017 There are villains in this book who are still victimizing us today Just comparing Brown Chronicling the 2006 U.S Senate race of her husband, Sherrod Brown D Ohio , this memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner Connie Schultz is a bittersweet read Sweet because of all the touching details and heartwarming stories that Schultz shares from their personal lives and from the campaign itself Bitter because, 10 years later, it s clear to see how the Republican party helped create the debacle we call 2017 There are villains in this book who are still victimizing us today Just comparing Brown s ethical behavior no government planes for private trips, not taking the Congressional health care plan until all Americans had health care and, I hope, still will have to the depravity and callousness of the current administration is depressing We needpeople like Sherrod Brown running our government As a native Ohioan, it was a hoot for me to read about the towns the campaign went to most of which I m familiar with as Brown and Schultz stumped across the state s 88 counties Trivia fact In 8th grade, students must learn the names and locations of all 88 counties I got out of that drill just in time by moving to Indiana after 7th grade The story was engaging and interesting right up to election day At that point Ms Schultz starting dropping names and I felt like the story suffered Not that she didn t drop names earlier than that, but the ratio of story to names, shifted I m happy I read it and if he should throw his hat in the ring I have a bit of background. As an Akron girl and a political junkie, although I was familiar with Connie s work at The Cleveland Plain Dealer, I wasfamiliar with her lovely husband and our Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown D , and all the work he has done on behalf of the working and middle class folks he has served overthan 30 years in government service Since picking up this book I becameinvolved in Sherrod s 2012 and 2018 re election campaigns and have had a chance to meet the sweet, strong, passionate wom As an Akron girl and a political junkie, although I was familiar with Connie s work at The Cleveland Plain Dealer, I wasfamiliar with her lovely husband and our Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown D , and all the work he has done on behalf of the working and middle class folks he has served overthan 30 years in government service Since picking up this book I becameinvolved in Sherrod s 2012 and 2018 re election campaigns and have had a chance to meet the sweet, strong, passionate woman who gave up her Pulitzer Prize winning column to help her lovey husband campaign for Senate.This memoir covers Sherrod s 2006 U.S Senate race and Connie shares liberally from her personal thoughts, their personal lives, and from the campaign itself We laugh and cry with her, we cheer the successes and, even though we DO know how it comes out, Connie manages to make election night a bit of a nail biter for her readers and we go right along with her.Connie reveals her difficult adjustment under the harsh light of public life from divorced mother of 2, career woman, award winning journalist, and a feminist since she knew what the word meant to the wife of a US Representative who is persuaded to run for Senate and what that means for her personally, professionally, and very, very, publicly.Born in Ashtabula into a blue collar family, Connie, in addition to her other loves and duties, teaches at Kent State University Disclosure I think Connie Schultz is great and I wish her husband had run for President That being said, the book was quite fun to read She is smart and funny and insightful, and unsurprisingly what w the Pulitzer a good storyteller Also, she is no bullshit She seems to be a naturally nice person, but she doesn t pull punches about people who ve done her loved ones wrong. I was reminded about Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown this spring while watching an episode of Glee Glee villain Sue Sylvester announced she was running for a US House seat for Ohio, and my first thought was, whew, I m glad she s not running for Senate I love Sherrod Brown My love for Sherrod stemmed from a 2007 memoir by his wife, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Connie Schultz She tells tales from the campaign trail including young staffers dictating her schedule and being introduced at I was reminded about Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown this spring while watching an episode of Glee Glee villain Sue Sylvester announced she was running for a US House seat for Ohio, and my first thought was, whew, I m glad she s not running for Senate I love Sherrod Brown My love for Sherrod stemmed from a 2007 memoir by his wife, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Connie Schultz She tells tales from the campaign trail including young staffers dictating her schedule and being introduced at a function as Sherrod Brown and his lovely wife no name included Schultz wrote for The Plain Dealer and her accomplishments include several articles advocating for women s health care including this one on the Stupak Amendment back in 09 And His Lovely Wife is a delightful read and I recommend it for political and or campaign junkies Meet your next FLOTUS and POTUSMeet your next FLOTUS and POTUS A great look at some of the goings on behind the scenes of the 2004 Ohio Senate campaign of Sherrod Brown and a peek into the 2020 Presidential primaries. Not being from Ohio, I knew very little about Connie Schultz when I attended a reading of this book at the Oberlin Public Library soon after it was published I purposefully sat right up front and was thrilled to be so close to such an electrifying personality I immediately fell in love with Connie s exuberant personality and wit Of course, when the talk was over I got the book from the library and read it immediately What an insight into the life of public figures Her frank, real, humorous Not being from Ohio, I knew very little about Connie Schultz when I attended a reading of this book at the Oberlin Public Library soon after it was published I purposefully sat right up front and was thrilled to be so close to such an electrifying personality I immediately fell in love with Connie s exuberant personality and wit Of course, when the talk was over I got the book from the library and read it immediately What an insight into the life of public figures Her frank, real, humorous tale of being the life of a US Senator, and yet managing to hold on tight to her own self, her own core, her own aspirations and to use her considerable writing talents is inspiring and fun I always looked forward to her next book, never thinking it might be her first novel Now I have read The Daughters of Erietown in an advance copy I won here at Goodreads Connie Schultz has now become one of the many best selling authors who I avidly watch for their next book