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"A remarkable work of slowed-down journalism...They are doing their jobs as journalists and writing the first draft of history." —Jill Filipovic, The Washington Post

"...Generous but also damning."  —Hanna Rosin, The New York Times

From two New York Times reporters, a deeper look at the formative years of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his confirmation.

In September 2018, the F.B.I. was given only a week to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. But even as Kavanaugh was sworn in to his lifetime position, many questions remained unanswered, leaving millions of Americans unsettled.

During the Senate confirmation hearings that preceded the bureau's brief probe, New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly broke critical stories about Kavanaugh's past, including the "Renate Alumni" yearbook story. They were inundated with tips from former classmates, friends, and associates that couldn't be fully investigated before the confirmation process closed. Now, their book fills in the blanks and explores the essential question: Who is Brett Kavanaugh?

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh paints a picture of the prep-school and Ivy-League worlds that formed our newest Supreme Court Justice. By offering commentary from key players from his confirmation process who haven't yet spoken publicly and pursuing lines of inquiry that were left hanging, it will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand our political system and Kavanaugh's unexpectedly emblematic role in it.

Biographies & Memoirs
September 17
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Bethany Panda ,

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

A balanced and thorough look at a modern American he said she said. The casualties of partisanship and the pursuit of power was the story behind the story.

Office space guy ,

Asks the Wrong Questions

The authors include several facts that bolster Kavanaugh’s case: 1) No one Dr Ford said was present at the party remember it occurring, 2) Kavanaugh has treated women well his entire adult life and has demonstrated a very even and professional temperament. The authors conclude that Kavanaugh “grew up”. and they believe this event did occur. Why aren’t they asking if it’s possible he is innocent...the incident is unproven and not supported by witnesses and he has shown goof behavior his entire adult life. The book did not ask tough enough questions related to Ford or her account, and instead focused on Kavanaugh’s drinking. Very unsatisfying book.

Dallomp ,


The left creates another untrue story. We are all sick of this garbage.