"Craig R. Smith shares with readers an exceptionally candid, instructive, and fascinating memoir…His thoughts are joyful, always insightful, at times quite humbling, and certainly courageous."
—Michael J. Hyde, University Distinguished Professor of Communication Ethics, Wake Forest University
"Smith provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of Republican Party power and intrigue…Smith’s autobiography provides a fascinating look at how the personal and professional intersect in strange and powerful ways."
—Martin J. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, Baylor University
"In addition to augmenting the corpus of works on professional speechwriting, this fast-paced book is simultaneously a work of history, rhetorical criticism, autobiography, and political reflection."
— Stephen E. Lucas, Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison