Barney Frank

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Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government, and to men. He resolved to make a career out of the first attraction and to keep the second a secret. Now, decades later, his sexual orientation is widely accepted (he became the first sitting member of Congress to enter a gay marriage), while his belief in government is embattled. The book gives his account of the country's transformation--and the tale of a truly momentous career.

Barney Frank

Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for more than three decades and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

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How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?

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