It's always a great moment when you see the book cover for a new book you've edited or written. In mid May Harriman House are publishing the above book. When they approached me about compiling this collection I wanted to do something different, and not just pile together 500 random quotations. So the book is divided into sections which guide an aspirant politician through the political process and what a political career would entail. I've tried to get the right mix of wit, bile, eloquence and inspiration. Many of the quotations are ones which are already famous, but most may be new to the casual reader.