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Dan Glickman On Government, Politics And Golf

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Close-up photo of Dan Glickman, receding hairline, grey hair, looking to his right, with his right hand extended forward and pointing, wearing a dark pinstripe suit, blue shirt and a bright pink tie with miniature polka dots.
Shakeitha Stone
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U.S. Department of Agriculture

In his new memoir, "Laughing At Myself," Glickman shares moments both solemn and humorous from five decades in Washington, D.C.

He’s been a Kansas congressman, the U.S. secretary of agriculture and the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. Among the many stories he tells, Glickman recalls the advice he received before playing a round of golf with President Bill Clinton.

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