On Sale Now: Choosing the Hero
A book ten years in the making, Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President is KRL founder Riva Levinson’s account of the rise of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become the president of Liberia and the first woman elected to lead an African nation; the role Levinson played in supporting Sirleaf; and the meaning their relationship brought to Levinson’s personal and professional life.
Choosing the Hero is an exciting narrative about Sirleaf’s struggle to create a future for Liberia, an account of Levinson’s adventures in some of the most dangerous places in the world, and a bird’s-eye view of the inner workings of the public relations business and the making of US foreign policy. But most of all, it is Riva Levinson’s personal story of how she found a hero, fought for a worthy cause, and in the process, discovered her soul.
Advance praise for Choosing the Hero:
“A wonderful book about the extraordinary camaraderie between Africaʼs first woman president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her loyal friend and political ally, Riva Levinson … a must-read for all those interested in … Liberiaʼs recent and turbulent history, and the immense power of friendship and loyalty.” –Johnnie Carson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs
“A deeply moving story of two extraordinary women, from very different backgrounds, who worked together through thick and thin and achieved so much . . . I would highly recommend this book to all.” –Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi
“Peace and democracy seemed far, far off to Liberians when brutal warlord Charles Taylor ruled. This fast-paced, crisply told story of Liberiaʼs rebirth under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is inspiring and impressively honest.” –Representative Ed Royce, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs
“A book that reads like Le Carré, if Le Carré was a combination of killer politico and Tina Fey … smart, heartbreaking, funny, inspiring, and an unbelievably entertaining read.” –Dan Gordon, screenwriter of The Hurricane