9780813550459

Me, Governor? : My Life in the Rough-and-Tumble World of New Jersey Politics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780813550459

  • ISBN 10:

    0813550459

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/19/2011
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Summary

And so, a new chapter in the life of Richard J. Codey, an undertaker's son born and bred in the Garden State, began on the night of August 12, 2004--he knew from that point his life would never be the same . . . and it hasn't been. His memoir is a breezy, humorous, perceptive, and candid chronicle of local and state government from a man who lived among political movers and shakers for more than three decades. Codey became governor of New Jersey, succeeding James McGreevey, who resigned following a homosexual affair--a shattering scandal and set of circumstances that were bizarre, even for the home state of the Sopranos. At once a political autobiography, filled with lively, incisive anecdotes that record how Codey restored respectability and set a record for good politics and good government in a state so often tarnished, this is also the story about a man and his family.

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