Political strategist David Axelrod will join Tribune Editorial Board member and author Clarence Page in discussion about Axelrod’s new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” From New York to Chicago to the White House, “Believer” chronicles Axelrod’s evolution from young journalist to political strategist to senior adviser to the president.
At the same time, it looks closely at the 20-year friendship with Barack Obama that ultimately took both of them from Chicago to the White House. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the discussion.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Location: Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
About David Axelrod
David Axelrod served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama and as senior strategist in Obama’s two presidential campaigns. Today he serves as director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and as a senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
Before entering politics in 1984, Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he covered national, state and local politics. In 1981, he became the youngest political writer and columnist in the paper’s history. He also served as the Tribune’s City Hall bureau chief.
Axelrod was born in New York City, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and the University of Chicago. He is married and has three children.
About Clarence Page
Clarence Page is a syndicated columnist and Washington-based member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Among other awards, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1989 and lifetime achievement awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the National Association of Black Journalists. An aspiring bass player, Page also enjoys entering stand-up comedy contests, which he tends to lose. Page lives outside Washington DC, with his wife and son.