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Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson
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Jun 08, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: politics, biography, non-fiction, women-authors
Read in July, 2008

Is it possible to be a working mother in the CIA? Yes. You can even bring your baby to work with you at Langley. This book is as much about being a modern day mother as it is being a secret agent. She has many interesting anecdotes to share about her profession, and its effect on her home life. And she would have shared more if the CIA let her.
I especially appreciate the rundown of reasons Saddam Hussein was a credible threat, even if he didn't have WMD.
I think the book would have been more readable with a co-author helping smooth out Ms. Plame Wilson's sometimes choppy narrative (a narrative made even more choppy by the CIA blacking out whole sections). Still, I recommend it for the unique perspective and engrossing reflections the author provides. I found myself admiring her courage and patriotism.

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