Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 137
Other Profession(s): NoveList, Screen Writer
Famous For: Wrote Boy Wonder (Book)
Higher Education: Graduated
James Robert Baker, a well-known American Author, was born in California. His writing, Californian by birth, is nearly entirely situated in Southern California. After graduating from UCLA, he started as a screenwriter, but he soon lost interest and switched to writing novels. Despite becoming well-known for his books Boy Wonder and Fuel-Injected Dreams, he had more trouble getting his writing published after the uproar around Tim and Pete. This contributed to his suicide, according to his life partner.
Indulging in drug use led Baker to develop into "an out-of-control, teenage speed freak," in his own words.
After getting clean, James went to UCLA's film school, where he directed the movies Mouse Klub confidential and Blonde Death and was one of the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award winners.
After skillfully leading George H.W. Bush's successful 1988 presidential campaign, Baker was named secretary of state.
Baker then got very interested in Republican Party politics. President chose him to be the undersecretary of trade.
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In 1992, he gave up his position as secretary of state to become the White House's chief of staff and run Bush's unsuccessful reelection campaign.
President's Medal of Freedom recipient Baker in 1991. 2006 saw the release of his autobiography, Work Hard, Study...and Keep Out the of Politics!
James also started drinking a lot and blamed it on the fact that he was gay. His heavy drug usage persisted even after coming out and "still had a life of its own."