A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (2018) I finished this book a couple weeks ago, and yesterday’s news about James Comey reminded me that I haven’t posted it! I loved this memoir. It has one of the most gripping first chapters I’ve ever read!
@comey chose several episodes from his life and career to drive home points about decision-making, personal integrity, and loyalty to truth and the rule of law. (Dick Cheney, you maaay want to skip this book. ) From discussing his childhood, Comey quickly moves into his days prosecuting the Mafia, which is the perfect juicy foil for the ethical chutes-and-ladders to follow.
Comey addresses the 2016 election fiasco in a relatively small part of the book, but it’s powerful in bringing the reader into his mindset and the FBI/DOJ interaction during that bewildering period.
This book is a must-read for anyone who is a lawyer, who works in the Government, who has a job involving fast decision-making, or who is a political junkie! If I had a teenager or young adult, I would be giving them this book ASAP. And, if you want a master class in how to throw shade, read his Dedication.
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