Senator Amy Klobuchar: The Joy of Politics

During the past few years, as our country has faced unprecedented challenges, Senator Klobuchar has been in the room where it happens—at the debate podium during one of the most critical presidential elections in U.S. history and in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when insurrectionists stormed the building.

Additionally, during this time Sen. Klobuchar faced personal difficulties, including her husband’s battle with COVID-19, her own cancer diagnosis, and her father’s death.

In her new book The Joy of Politics, Sen. Klobuchar reflects on these past few years and what continues to drive her to live with improbable joy and resilience. She also reveals what it’s really like working in Washington DC and her concerns about the state of American democracy.


This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.


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Photo details from book cover; courtesy the publisher.

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Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator (D-MN); Author, The Joy of Politics: Surviving Cancer, a Campaign, a Pandemic, an Insurrection, and Life’s Other Unexpected Curveballs; Twitter @amyklobuchar

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In Conversation with Dee Dee Myers

Senior Advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; Twitter @deemyers