John Dickerson is a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He is also a Contributing Editor to The Atlantic and the host of the Whistlestop podcast and co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

How to Buy Copies of The Hardest Job in the World

“The office is kinda like the little country boy found a hoochie coochie show at the carnival. Once he paid his dime and got inside the tent: it ain’t exactly as it was advertised.” — Lyndon Johnson

The Hardest Job in the World, now a New York Times best-seller, is a study of the presidency. The past and the present. It is a book about what the presidency requires and how we should think about its duties. That we should think of it as a hard job is not an excuse. It’s a warning. Presidents must face high-stakes challenges requiring temperament, foresight, decisiveness. We should think of the job’s requirements when picking presidents and evaluating those who have the job.

The book  can be purchased from these purveyors:, Hudson Booksellers.  IndieBound,  Powell’s,  Target,  Walmart,  Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books A Million, 


4 thoughts on “How to Buy Copies of The Hardest Job in the World”

  1. Dear John,

    My name is Joe Barbour; my father and I have published a new novel about the Trump Campaign/Administration, and the foreign collusion scandal.

    Fishbowl 45: The Unpresidented Parody.

    It portrays Trump and Pence as used car salesmen in Queens NY circa 1993. I am writing to offer insight into the book for any coverage you might be interested in. We spent 3 years writing it and have been getting rave reviews from those who have read it in the 3 days it has been live. Let me know if you’re interested in learning more. Sending thanks in advance.

  2. If it’s not to late to get the book plate. By the way, miss your daily appearance on CBS morning show. I stopped watching it after you left the show.

  3. Buying two more copies. As a long time political junkie, I read and then recommended it to a few people. Gave mine to one, so replacing it for my library and getting another for a different young friend. It’s written in a style that makes the well researched history an enjoyable and thought provoking read.

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