10 Questions For Mary Cheney

Often seen, rarely heard and openly gay in a hive of intense conservatives--Mary Cheney was a cipher to outsiders while working on her father Dick's two national campaigns. Her new memoir, Now It's My Turn, tells how she and partner Heather Poe adapted to a spotlight they had long shied away from. Now a chief of staff at AOL, Cheney, 37, spoke with TIME's Mike Allen about coming out, campaigning for her dad and another generation of Cheneys in politics.

For years you've resisted when reporters asked you to tell your story. Why open up now? Part of why I wanted...

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