Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paula Broadwell Is Awesome

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 1/26/2012 3 comments
Paula Broadwell has been all over talking about All In, her new book that is. It's been a whirlwind media tour this week for the Charlotte-based author, since All In: The Education of General David Petraeus was released Tuesday. It's a 400-page biography on one of the most revered military leaders of our time, who recently began his post as director of the CIA.


Paula is impressive in her own right. Her resume reads like a fictional character from a Pentagon movie. She graduated from West Point in the 1990s; got masters degrees from Harvard; worked for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and then for the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies; and the list of experience goes on. She also serves on several boards, including the Carolinas Freedom Foundation and Women in International Security.

She's currently finishing up her PhD in War Studies at King's College London, and that is what brought her to the opportunity to write the book on Petraeus. As Paula explains in her interview with Jon Stewart during last night's episode of The Daily Show, what resulted in a book began as her dissertation. You should also watch the extended web footage of her appearance on the Comedy Central show, where she engages in a push-ups competition with Jon (after losing, he donates $20,000 to Paula's charity of choice, Team Red, White & Blue, an organization that supports wounded veterans).



Over the past couple of days, Paula has also appeared on FOX & Friends, Morning Joe, Now with Alex Wagner, and other national television shows. Keep up with her goings on by following her on Twitter @paulabroadwell. She's married to local radiologist Scott Broadwell, and they live in Dilworth with their two sons.

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3 comments :

  1. A ha ha ha ha...slut.
    So that's how she got all that access...mmm hmm.

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  2. It’s said that if you can’t say nothing good, don’t say nothing at all. So … since the scandal has erupted about this lady and the General, I guess I’ll say … she is quite talented. That’s something good to say. Right? I scooped this post. http://www.scoop.it/u/treathyl-fox

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