LIFE IN TEXAS POLITICS - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Hawn Holt Family Auditorium
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 2:30 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

In this candid and vulnerable memoir about being a woman in politics, Mary Beth Rogers (Hope and Hard Truth: A Life in Texas Politics) shares details about her eventful life, including as the campaign manager and chief of staff for Governor Ann Richards.

About the Author

Mary Beth Rogers - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Wynn Myers

Mary Beth Rogers

Mary Beth Rogers served as Texas Governor Ann Richards’s campaign manager and chief of staff. She also had a career as a television executive, a college professor, and government official. She is the author of several books, including Barbara Jordan: American Hero, and Turning Texas Blue: What It Will Take to Break the GOP Grip on America’s Reddest State. Her latest book is Hope and Hard Truth: A Life in Texas Politics.


Mary Beth Rogers - The San Antonio Book Festival

Dan Goodgame

Dan Goodgame is Texas Monthly’s editor in chief. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and best-selling author, Goodgame joined TM in early 2019, after serving as a vice president at Rackspace, a cloud computing company based in San Antonio. Before that, Goodgame was editor in chief of Fortune Small Business magazine, whose subscribers were more than a million owners of entrepreneurial companies. He earlier worked for Time magazine as White House correspondent, Washington bureau chief, and assistant managing editor. He is coauthor of the book Marching in Place, about the first president Bush. Goodgame previously worked for the Miami Herald, including as a correspondent in the Middle East, covering the Israel-Lebanon and Iran-Iraq wars. A native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Goodgame earned a bachelor’s degree at Ole Miss and a master’s in international relations at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

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