Primary Colors, Anonymous
Based heavily on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, Primary Colors became an instant bestseller upon its release in 1996, thanks in part to the author's decision to remain anonymous. (The book is still credited to "Anonymous," although just months after its release, the author was identified as columnist Joe Klein.) The novel follows a campaign worker, Henry Burton (thought to be based on George Stephanopoulos), who slowly becomes disenchanted in the governor he's working for, Jack Stanton (based on Clinton). An excellent film adaptation followed two years later, with John Travolta playing Stanton.