• Views: 64
  • No comments

Book Category: Biographies
Posted by quantum 11-01-2017, 07:46


The Opposite Of Woe: My Life In Beer And Politics

by John Hickenlooper

The Opposite Of Woe: My Life In Beer And Politics

The maverick (and very funny) governor of Colorado tells his story, from early loss to college on the ten-year plan, to remarkable business and political success

In just over a decade, John Hickenlooper has gone from brew pub entrepreneur to governor of Colorado, hailed by political analysts and media alike as a solid contender to be the next vice president. In The Opposite of Woe, Hickenlooper tells his own story of unlikely success in his singularly sharp and often hilarious voice.

After ten years at Wesleyan, Hickenlooper found himself laid off from his first job as a geologist. So he rented a space in an empty warehouse in an empty pocket of Denver’s downtown to open a brew pub. Honest, likable, practical, Hickenlooper turned out to be a natural at the job; the pub was a huge success. In fifteen years, he blossomed from small business owner into millionaire at the helm of a string of pubs across the western United States. He was so influential in the community that, encouraged by many, he ran for mayor, essentially as a lark. And then he won.

So began his eight years as one of the most creative and successful mayors in the United States. Doubling down in politics, Hickenlooper ran for Colorado governor in 2010, and won again—twice. Tackling a host of volatile issues, from prison reform to fracking, capital punishment to same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana, Hickenlooper’s administration has persuaded opposing constituencies of a true battleground state to agree and move forward on a middle path­—all while dealing with tragic wildfires, floods, and the assassination of a cabinet member.

On display throughout the book is the rare candidness that has made Hickenlooper not only wildly popular but also remarkably successful. Cowritten with journalist and former speechwriter Maximillian Potter, The Opposite of Woe is a fresh­ and refreshing­ angle on our political landscape from one of its brightest rising stars.

Rated:
Total votes: 0

Related Books:

  • Speaking Out: Lessons In Life And Politics

    Speaking Out: Lessons In Life And Politics
  • Grilled Cheese & Beer: Recipes For The Finer Things In Life

    Grilled Cheese & Beer: Recipes For The Finer Things In Life
  • Clearing The Plains: Disease, Politics Of Starvation, And The Loss Of Abori ...

    Clearing The Plains: Disease, Politics Of Starvation, And The Loss Of Abori ...
  • Rethinking Life At The Margins: The Assemblage Of Contexts, Subjects, And P ...

    Rethinking Life At The Margins: The Assemblage Of Contexts, Subjects, And P ...
  • Republic Of Taste: Art, Politics, And Everyday Life In Early America

    Republic Of Taste: Art, Politics, And Everyday Life In Early America
  • The Ontario Craft Beer Guide

    The Ontario Craft Beer Guide
  • The Beer Geek Handbook: Living a Life Ruled by Beer

    The Beer Geek Handbook: Living a Life Ruled by Beer
  • Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

    Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
  • The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer: An Unpretentious Guide to Craft Beer

    The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer: An Unpretentious Guide to Craft Beer
  • Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

    Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
  • The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart ...

    The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart ...
  • Loneliness and Its Opposite: Sex, Disability, and the Ethics of Engagement

    Loneliness and Its Opposite: Sex, Disability, and the Ethics of Engagement
  • Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

    Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
  • Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Mo ...

    Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Mo ...
  • The Truth About Men: The Secret Side of the Opposite Sex

    The Truth About Men: The Secret Side of the Opposite Sex