Stuart Stevens during George W. Bush's campaign.
14 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States
Stevens attended Colorado College.
St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DW, United Kingdom
Stevens was educated at Pembroke College.
Bread Loaf CPO, 4265 Ripton 125, Bread Loaf, VT 05753, United States
Stevens attended Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English.
225 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
Stevens studied at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film and Television.
2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States
Stevens received a diploma from the American Film Institute.
Stuart Stevens and Mitt Romney
Stuart Stevens with Mitt Romney
California, United States
Stuart Stevens talked to a reporter after a Republican debate.
Stuart Stevens in his youth
Stuart Stevens with businessman and politician Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife
(The first account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed ...)
The first account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed to foreigners since 1949, shows a world where bureaucratic hazards often loom larger than geographical ones.
(While attempting to transfer a friend's Land Rover from t...)
While attempting to transfer a friend's Land Rover from the Central African republic to Europe, two travel companions experience various adventures and hijinks in such locales as Lake Chad, Timbuktu, and the Sahara.
(A popular travel writer and his female weight-lifting par...)
A popular travel writer and his female weight-lifting partner, fashion maven, and gourmand embark on a madcap tour of all of the Michelin three-star restaurants in Europe--twenty-nine eateries in twenty-nine days.
(In this book a son returns to his native South to spend a...)
In this book a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels.
(A dark comedy set at a contested Republican convention, w...)
A dark comedy set at a contested Republican convention, written by a veteran political insider—the funniest and most prescient novel about politics in years.
Stevens studied at such educational institutions as Colorado College, Pembroke College in Oxford, Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film and Television, as well as at the American Film Institute, from where he received a diploma.
Stevens was profiled in the New Yorker in 1994, where it was said that “no single label fits him and cited his iconoclastic background and array of interests as evidence." He founded the Stuart Stevens Group after producing his first television commercials for a friend who was running for Congress in the late 1970s. For the 1994 elections, Stevens’s firm produced commercials for sixteen Republican candidates, fourteen of whom won election. Instead of using actors or politicians in the ads, Stevens employs real people, citing their credibility with the voting public — "they want something they can believe", he told the New Yorker.
Stevens worked on Thad Cochran’s campaigns and has proceeded to help elect more governors and United States Senators, as a Republican media consultant. In 1996, Stevens also worked for Bob Dole's presidential campaign. He was part of George W. Bush's media team in 2000 and 2004. Three years later Stevens and Russell Schriefer had worked for John McCain's election campaign. Additionally, he worked for election campaigns of such politicians as Sali Berisha in Albania, Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rob Portman in Ohio, Roy Blunt in Missouri and Dan Coats in Indiana.
Stevens was the lead strategist in Governor Romney's Presidential campaign in 2011-2012.
Stevens is a founding partner in Strategic, Partners & Media, is a contributor to The Daily Beast, and is currently working on a new show for Home Box Office (HBO).
Stevens’s secondary career as a writer is as diverse as his resume. He has penned scripts for the critically acclaimed television dramas Northern Exposure and I'll Fly Away, as well as for dramatic television series K. Street and Commander in Chief. His first book, published in 1988, is a report of his travels though a corner of the world that remains both mysterious and mythic—far western China. Night Train To Turkistan: Modern Adventures along China’s Ancient Silk Road recounts Steven’s real-life experiences journeying with three friends along the legendary trade route. Their purpose was to recreate a trek undertaken by 1930s travel writers Peter Flaming and Ella Maillart. The difficulty of the terrain and the obstinacy of the Chinese bureaucracy provided contemporary chronicler Stevens with opportunity for keen observation and wry comments.
Obstacles and unusual predicaments also provided Stevens with anecdotal fodder for his next work, Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure (1989). As a favor for a friend, Stevens agreed to fetch a LandRover in the Central African Republic and drive it though Africa to France. His encounters with hippos, thieves, malaria, dysentery, gentle and generous Africans, and breathtaking scenery form the basis of his narrative.
Stevens’s third book was his first novel, and lands his readers far closer to home, despite its fictional premise, than his previous works. Scorched Earth: A Political Love Story, published in 1994, draws upon Stevens’s insider knowledge of political campaigns and media strategies in depicting the dramatic last days of a fictitious Senate campaign in a Southern state.
Stevens returned to travel writing for his 1997 book Feeding Frenzy: Across Europe in Search of the Perfect Meal. Here he recounts his adventures in attempting to dine at nearly thirty of Europe’s Michelin three-star restaurants in just under a month. His other books include The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, The Big Enchilada and The Last Season: A Father, a Son and a Lifetime of College Football.
In addition, Stevens is the author of articles and essays to such periodicals as The New York Times, Esquire, Outside, The Washington Post, Food & Wine and others.
(In this book a son returns to his native South to spend a...)2015
(While attempting to transfer a friend's Land Rover from t...)1989
(A popular travel writer and his female weight-lifting par...)1997
(The first account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed ...)1988
(A dark comedy set at a contested Republican convention, w...)2016
(The story of a dynamic Southern family and the dramatic, ...)1994
Stevens was one of the most prominent Republicans to oppose Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election predicting Trump would lose big in the election.
Stevens is an endurance sports enthusiast. He has ridden the legendary Paris-Brest-Paris cycling race and skied the last 100 miles to the North Pole.
Susie Stevens is Stuart Stevens's wife.