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Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer: authors face off in Cali

Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer: authors face off in Cali

We're going to be seeing a lot of this face in the coming months, as Republican Carly Fiorina battles to win Democrat Barbara Boxer's Senate seat in California. Fiorina's memoir, "Tough Choices," details her rise to the top of Hewlett-Packard, and her fall, which she describes as a betrayal. It also includes personal reflections, such as childhood fears that her parents would die, and the realization that her business career had robbed her of freedom, spontaneity and joy.

Boxer, meanwhile, has recounted her own childhood expectations -- husband, children and a quiet life -- in "Nine and Counting," a book about female senators. She also has written novels about Washington politics, including "Blind Trust" and "A Time to Run."

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So both candidates have some literary chops. My guess is that Rrepublican and Democratic operatives will be poring over the pages to find ammo for the campaign.

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