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Personal History - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary and Analysis

Kay is clear that the last two chapters are dynouement. By 1976, the defining period of her working life is over, but the next five years prove difficult. Kay remains a lucky inheritor, still not confident and still overly critical of herself. She leans heavily on Buffet, who recommends that the company buy back its own undervalued stock. She and board members overcome reluctance and buy back 45% of the stock over the next twenty years. Kay takes back the title of president when she removes Israel in 1977, and she resents the sexist stories that fill the press. Male executives firing subordinates never attract such attention or innuendo. Kay is dissatisfied with the quality of news coverage post-Watergate, and Bradlee often does things his own way. Geyelin too goes into a slump. Newsweek undergoes a top-level turnover. Considering herself by now good at appraising people and their...

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