A Conversation with Kirsten Powers, Author, ‘Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts’



Kirsten Powers on That Said with Michael Zeldin


Join me and Kirsten Powers as we discuss her new and inspiring book, Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts. Saving Grace offers a compelling prescription for navigating the times in which we find ourselves. Grace, Kirsten compellingly, argues is what makes human coexistence possible.

Kirsten is a USA Today columnist and a senior political analyst for CNN. Prior to her journalism career, Kirsten served as the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs in the Clinton and various other communication-related roles.


Kirsten PowersKirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers is a CNN senior political analyst, columnist for USA Today and NYT bestselling author whose new book is “Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts,” published on Nov. 2, 2021.

Kirsten formerly was a columnist for  The Daily Beast, American Prospect Online and the New York Post. The Columbia Journalism Review called her “an outspoken liberal journalist” in a sea of opposition at Fox News, where she previously served as a political analyst.

Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Elle magazine, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and Salon.com.

Before her career in journalism, Kirsten was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration and worked in New York Democratic politics. She was also Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. where she oversaw the day-to-day communications of AOL businesses outside the United States and developed and executed the public launches of AOL businesses in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Hong Kong and Australia.

Kirsten graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park with a B.S. in Journalism. She hails from Fairbanks, Alaska and currently resides in Washington, DC


Michael Zeldin

Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and radio analyst/commentator.

He has covered many high-profile matters, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush court challenges, Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump impeachment proceedings.

In 2019, Michael was a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a study group on Independent Investigations of Presidents.

Previously, Michael was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy Independent/ Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s passport files, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, investigating the handling of the American hostage situation in Iran.

Michael is a prolific writer and has published Op-ed pieces for CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.