Since leaving government, former State Treasurer Jonathan Miller has proven there is life after politics. He works for a prominent Kentucky law firm. He’s an author and editor who writes for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. And he hosts a website called The Recovering Politician.
The site features former politicians and other experts who’ve made recent career or life transitions. “We offer insider analysis of today’s scandals and crises, as well as tomorrow’s second acts,” Miller says.
In his new book, “The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis,” Miller and about a dozen writers explore the rehabilitation efforts required when addictions to power and the limelight lead to personal problems or public embarrassment.
On One to One this Sunday at 1 p.m. on KET, Miller and I talk about the book and a few fallen political figures. It’s ironic that two of the men we discuss are back in the news today: former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. Here’s an excerpt.