Pretend I'm not here : how I worked with three newspaper icons, one powerful first lady, and still managed to dig myself out of the Washington swamp / Barbara Feinman Todd.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "An accomplished ghostwriter and book researcher goes behind the scenes of America's capital to document the story of how she survived cutthroat Beltway dynamics and discovered her voice at the sides of such figures as Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Hillary Clinton"--NoveList.
    • Content Notes:
      Chameleon -- Moses and me -- The man who knew too much -- Loyalties -- Ben -- The Jewish Amy Tan -- The Senator and his war -- Ghost in the machine -- Losing my religion -- Village people -- Giving up the ghost -- Haunted -- Learning to vanish -- Torches lit.
    • Other Titles:
      Pretend I am not here.
    • ISBN:
      9780062445100
      0062445103
    • Accession Number:
      ocn950447497
      950447497
    • Accession Number:
      fay.522348
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FEINMAN TODD, B. Pretend I’m not here : how I worked with three newspaper icons, one powerful first lady, and still managed to dig myself out of the Washington swamp. [s. l.]: William Morrow, 2017. ISBN 9780062445100. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348. Acesso em: 14 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Feinman Todd B. Pretend I’m Not Here : How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself out of the Washington Swamp. William Morrow; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348. Accessed December 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Feinman Todd, B. (2017). Pretend I’m not here : how I worked with three newspaper icons, one powerful first lady, and still managed to dig myself out of the Washington swamp. William Morrow. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Feinman Todd, Barbara. 2017. Pretend I’m Not Here : How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself out of the Washington Swamp. William Morrow. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348.
    • Harvard:
      Feinman Todd, B. (2017) Pretend I’m not here : how I worked with three newspaper icons, one powerful first lady, and still managed to dig myself out of the Washington swamp. William Morrow. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348 (Accessed: 14 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Feinman Todd, B 2017, Pretend I’m not here : how I worked with three newspaper icons, one powerful first lady, and still managed to dig myself out of the Washington swamp, William Morrow, viewed 14 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Feinman Todd, Barbara. Pretend I’m Not Here : How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself out of the Washington Swamp. William Morrow, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Feinman Todd, Barbara. Pretend I’m Not Here : How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself out of the Washington Swamp. William Morrow, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Feinman Todd B. Pretend I’m not here : how I worked with three newspaper icons, one powerful first lady, and still managed to dig myself out of the Washington swamp [Internet]. William Morrow; 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.522348

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 March #1

You probably don't know the name Barbara Feinman Todd, which is one of the author's gripes. She started her journalism career as a copy assistant at the Washington Post and eventually became a researcher for and then friend of Bob Woodward. She also helped pull together books for Carl Bernstein and Ben Bradlee and did the same and more for Hillary Clinton (It Takes a Village). But though she was making a good living as a ghostwriter, and hobnobbing with D.C.'s crème de la crème, Todd was dismayed by spending her writing life voicing others, rather than publishing her own work (she aspired to write novels). It's hard to feel sorry for her. Though she reiterates that she understands she made choices, the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" here gets a bit much (especially since most fiction writers can't support themselves on their literary earnings alone). But the book's real hook is the contretemps that ensued when Clinton did not acknowledge Todd's contributions to Village, a mini-scandal known at the time as Thankyougate. What Todd reveals here is that she fell into disfavor with Clinton because Todd leaked a Clinton story to Woodward that he used in The Choice—the juicy one about Hillary channeling Eleanor Roosevelt—after he promised he would not. It's likely Todd sold this book when a Clinton presidency seemed on the horizon, but, nevertheless, it makes for a gossipy read and does a grand job of shaming Woodward in the finest revenge-is-best-served-cold tradition. Todd, now a journalism professor at Georgetown, finally gets to tell her story, albeit a more minor one than those she ghosted. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 October #1

Has she got stories to tell! After working at the Washington Post, starting as Bob Woodward's research assistant, Feinman Todd went on to become an in-demand ghostwriter and book researcher working for the likes of Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton. With a 150,000-copy first printing.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.