Do The Impossible

My Crash Course on Presidential Politics Inside the Howard Dean Campaign

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Publishers Weekly
"I’m not sure a bookstore event gets any better than hearing two articulate, funny, grassroots Presidential campaign veterans talk about the focal points and foibles of the current election year." 

Vermont Public Radio

Listen to Kate on Vermont Public Radio's Morning Edition, December 1, 2011.  listen

Listen to Kate and Howard Dean on Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition, January 20, 2012.  listen


Bennington Banner

"We were clueless, which I think helped us keep going," O'Connor said alongside Dean in an interview Friday at the Northshire Bookstore before speaking to about 150 people.   Read full interview with Kate and Howard Dean.  read full article

Rutland Herald


“O’Connor doesn’t deny lingering ‘Deaniacs’ the chance to relive their hero’s unlikely ascent to the apex of the American political scene.”  read full article

Seven Days


“this is going to be a must-buy holiday gift for the Vermont political junkie on your shopping list.”  read full article

Associated Press

"the memoir provides a wealth of insight about the state of political coverage by the U.S. media in the early 21st century, a sense of the frenetic and exhausting pace of commuting daily from Vermont to far-flung cities around the country, the fact that presidential campaigns aren't friendly to someone trying to keep a healthy diet, and, in the case of the infamous 'Dean scream' in Iowa, how things often appear different on TV than they did at the scene."  read full article

Valley News


O’Connor “takes an honest look at the pitfalls the campaign encountered, especially once Dean gained national attention for his full-throttled campaigning.”  read full article


Burlington Free Press


Kate O’Connor, longtime aide to Howard Dean, has written a book offering her ‘personal account’ of former Gov. Howard Dean’s short foray into presidential politics.”  read full article