Valerie Plame Wilson's "Fair Game" Released
Valerie Plame Wilson's book on her career with the CIA and PlameGate, "Fair Game" is officially released today and available for purchase. From Amazon:
Valerie Plame Wilson's cover as a top CIA agent was blown when Bush Administration officials leaked her name to the media; the ensuing investigation resulted in Vice-President Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, being convicted of a felony. But it almost destroyed Valerie Wilson's life, too. Now, for the first time, she tells her story of a life as a spy, the career of a undercover agent and mother of twins and the sudden object of the White House's wrath. It is a remarkable woman's story, a political story, a tale of betrayal and courage.
Valerie has a new blog post on Huffington Post, Finally Telling My Story. She writes: [More...]
I've written honestly about my life: why I went to work for the CIA, my paramilitary training, the sort of operations we developed and ran to find intelligence on Iraq's alleged WMD programs in the run up to the war, as well as personal information, such as my battle with postpartum depression and the difficulties I had going from a private to a public persona literally overnight. My publisher, Simon and Schuster, decided to print the blacked out redactions demanded by the CIA and hopefully those passages (or lack thereof) speak for themselves and the extent to which the CIA thought the material in the book was classified.
She describes her book:
It's a story about the consequences of speaking truth to power and the critical importance of holding our government to account for its words and deeds.
Valerie is also starting a book tour this week. If you're in one of the cities on her tour, I highly recommend attending. We need more like Valerie.
It's #57 on Amazon right now, let's see if we can get it to #1.
Update: Firedoglake hosted a book salon today with Valerie Plame Wilson. John Dean and Joseph Wilson were on hand and Sydney Blumenthal moderated. There were over 300 comments and Valerie answered questions throughout the thread.
For some reason, Simon and Schuster did not mail us copies of the book before the publishing date, so none of us have read it yet. I was told blogger copies are going out today.
Also curious is that Simon & Schuster have not, as yet, taken out blogads to promote the book. They should do that.
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