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John TomasicJohn TomasicJune 1, 201615min75

John Hickenlooper’s autobiography is optimistic, sincere and uplifting. It is also only incidentally about politics, which seems to capture something essential about its subject. Hickenlooper is the former Mayor of Denver and the current governor of Colorado and his name has been included on Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s veepstakes shortlist. But Hickenlooper’s autobiography, “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics" (Penguin), is less a political biography than it is a coming of age (very late) story.