Fat man in a middle seat: forty years of covering politics

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Random House, Jan 8, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
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For more than forty years, Jack Germond enjoyed an extraordinary career in political reporting. With his trademark no-nonsense style and tremendous wit in abundance, Fat Man in a Middle Seat remembers the personalities that dominated national politics during Germond’s career: Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Germond writes about the real stuff of politics and captures the details of the reporter’s life on the road—the off-the-record briefings and strategy sessions, countless late nights in bars, and overcrowded Friday-night standby flights. In the words of Tim Russert, this is “quintessential Germond—candid, insightful, and irreverent.”

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Review: Fat Man in the Middle Seat: Forty Years of Covering Politics

User Review  - Robert Lowry - Goodreads

Germond was a great writer and an honest reporter. This memoir reads as though he was standing with you at the bar telling the stories. Read full review

Review: Fat Man in a Middle Seat: Forty Years of Covering Politics

User Review  - Leila - Goodreads

Lumbering in a few spots, but fascinating overall. Worth the trip--provided you're not stuck in the window seat. Give that man 10 points for a best-self-deprecating-title. Read full review

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Contents

A Detached Life
13
Dont Blame the Bridge
14
Learning the Trade
25
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Jack W. Germond is a political columnist for the Baltimore Sun. He has been Gannett bureau chief in Washington and a columnist and editor for the now-defunct Washington Star. He first appeared on Meet the Press in 1972 and has been a regular on the Today show, CNN, and The McLaughlin Group. He is a regular panelist on Inside Washington. Germond lives in Charles Town, West Virginia.


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