Ghostwriter shares tales of working with journalism greats, Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Navigating D.C. can be painful.

Mentors can become foes with one mistake — especially when that mentor is one of Washington’s most famous journalists. Nobody knows that better than Barbara Feinman Todd.

The Georgetown journalism professor worked for years as a researcher for Bob Woodward. She then earned notoriety as a ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton’s best-selling book “It Takes a Village.”

Feinman Todd writes about the experience in her new book “Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp.

Listen to her interview with WTOP’s Shawn Anderson and Hillary Howard.

February 21, 2024 | Barbara Feinman Todd on her career as a researcher and ghostwriter, and her new book (Shawn Anderson and Hillary Howard)
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