Helman has been a Globe writer and editor since 2000. Currently a staff writer for the Sunday magazine, he previously oversaw the politics desk, covered the 2008 presidential campaign, and worked as a reporter, editor, and multimedia producer for the Metro section.
Kranish is deputy chief of the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau. Kranish has covered national politics, the White House, and Congress. He co-authored the Globe’s biography of Senator John F. Kerry and authored a book about Thomas Jefferson.
This book is the first complete, independent biography of
Mitt Romney, a man whose journey to national political
fame is at once remarkable and thoroughly unsurprising.
It would have been unthinkable to his ancestors just a few
generations ago, yet countless people whose lives intersected
with Romney’s over the past seven decades have drawn the
same conclusion: this man might just be president someday.
The Real Romney, which draws on our many years tracking
the man and his career for The Boston Globe, is an attempt
to capture him in whole, to plumb the many chapters of his
life for insight into his character, his worldview, his drive,
and his contradictions. It is the story of a man guided by his
faith and firmly grounded in family. It is the story of a once
marginal and feared religion.