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Gloria O’Donnell Author- LETTERS FROM BILL 20 YEARS OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH BILL CLINTON

LETTERS FROM BILL   20 YEARS OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH BILL CLINTON

by Gloria O’Donnell

“I loved LETTERS FROM BILL.  It brought back so many good memories …”- Bill Clinton

In 1974, in a small Arkansas town, Bill Clinton and Author Gloria O’Donnell became acquainted.   Choosing to support the young law professor for Congress rather than the local Congressional candidate, O’Donnell, an enthusiastic campaigner, became a key player in Clinton’s bid for Congress and the pen-pal of the future U.S. President.

As life unfolded its many pages of busy lives, obligations, political campaigns and Presidential responsibilities, the two remained pen-pals and friends.  The letters they wrote to each other and the author’s memories reveal a genuine friendship between the two.

Gloria O’Donnell has written many articles, feature stories, interviews and poems.  She is currently a columnist for her local newspaper, but this is her first book.  She says she will be writing “more books.”

Gloria and her husband, Bill, reside in a small community in South Central Pennsylvania.  She and Bill Clinton still correspond.

To contact Gloria, check out her website: http://gloriaodonnell.com

ISBN 978-0-615-50991-4

Published by: Storyline Publishing

St. Thomas, Pennsylvania, USA

http://www.storylinepublishing.com

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Randy-A writer on the risk of taking a stand

      Feelings of betrayal seem inevitable after Obama chose Rev. Rick Warren to give the Invocation at his Inauguration.   As a rational man, he obviously had his reasons.   However, that doesn’t diminish my disappointment.   After Clinton’s move to the right, I should’ve expected the same pragmatism from Obama; after all he is a politician.

      Writers, I think, are generally passionate and their attitudes reflect this.   My political bias came from Daddy Ford, my grandfather, except I’m more radical than he was.   Clinton, no longer president and in power, has become marginal, while his stature remains high.   He is praised for “welfare reform” (welfare as we knew it was vilified and deemed falsely a failure by so many people); berating big government, he joined his political opponents and in the end abandoned the left.  I voted for Obama as an enlightened politician, an agent of change and a representative of the powerless.   Now I am not so sure.   And he’s not even in office yet.

      Writers need the strength to speak out when they have something to say even though speaking out may have adverse consequences.   There is always a risk; that is always the case whenever a writer chooses to publish something.   What is true for a political stand is true for all kinds of writing.   The writer uses his or her skills, finds confidence enough to show them off, but then has to live with the consequences.

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