In his new book, "I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV and Addiction," Bob Beckel, the longtime Democratic Party political operative, tells a deeply personal story about searching for life's meaning through political power, drugs, physical abuse as a child, womanizing, hardball politics and finally a change of heart and direction.
Mr. Beckel argued: "She made some great strides. She did some remarkable things. She came from a home with a mother and a father who are middle class. Most of these black kids in jail are without fathers."