( Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider'...)
Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider's look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and exposé to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other - sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the novelistic spectrum from bedroom farce to high moral drama, and it paints a picture of the political state of the nation so vivid and authentic that one finds in it the deepest kind of truth - the kind of truth that only fiction can tell.
Degree in American Civilization, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Reporter Station WGBH-television, Boston, 1972. News editor The Real Paper, 1972—1974. Contributing editor Rolling Stone magazine, 1975—1980, Washington bureau chief, 1975—1977.
Political columnist New York magazine, 1987—1992. Consultant, commentator Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1992—1996. Columnist Newsweek magazine.
Washington correspondent The New Yorker, 1996—2003. Columnist TIME magazine, since 2003.
Member of Council Foreign Relations.
Married; 4 children.