David Axelrod

Johanna Lawshea

David Axelrod is an American political consultant and Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. Axelrod was a top political advisor to President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama’s chief campaign advisor during his presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012.  Axelrod also served as Obama’s Senior Advisor to the President. In Believer: My Forty Years in Politics (Penguin), this legendary strategist shares a wealth of stories from his journey through the inner workings of American democracy. A story of corruption and transformation, turmoil and progress, Believer takes readers behind the closed doors of politics even as it offers a thrilling call to democratic action. In her praise of the book, Doris Kearns Goodwin writes, “Beautifully written with warmth, humor, and remarkable self-awareness, Believer is one of the finest political memoirs I have ever read.” David Axelrod’s Believer is a powerful and inspiring memoir enlivened by the charm and candor of one of the greatest political strategists in recent American history.