Ben: A Memoir – from Street Kid to Governor
Benjamin J. Cayetano
Hardcover, 560 pp.
A biography of Benjamin J. Cayetano, Hawai‘i’s governor from 1994 to 2002. From a hardscrabble childhood in the tough neighborhoods of Kalihi to his two terms at Washington Place, Cayetano’s story offers a riveting look at Hawaii yesterday and today: ethnic voting, Hawaiian sovereignty, Bishop Estate, the drama of 9-11 and the back-room maneuverings of politicians and business leaders. Here is a rare glimpse behind the scenes, an unflinching memoir with no punches pulled, told with warmth and candor in his own words. A fascinating look at Hawaii politics and the life of a remarkable man.