Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 7:22 p.m.
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid's autobiography, "The Good Fight", is due on bookshelves Thursday. In it he recounts his childhood in Searchlight and eventual rise in politics to Senate Majority Leader, and everything in between.
According to the Sun's Lisa Mascaro, "Reid’s is a more modern story of the West. The lead character didn’t move to the desert to start over, but began here and moved on."
The book, written by Reid with the help of Esquire magazine's Executive Editor Mark Warren, includes stories about Reid's alcoholic father, tumultuous tenure heading the Nevada Gaming Commission, life in law school and growing up in a town with more brothels than churches.
Reid was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 then to the U.S. Senate in 1986. He was elected Minority Leader in 2004 then Majority Leader in 2006.