NO FUTURE FOR YOU by Chris Lehmann, Thomas Frank and John Summers

September 13, 2014

Baffler editors and contributors Chris Lehmann, Thomas Frank, and Jim Newell spoke about their book, No Future for You: Salvos from " the Baffler", at Politics & Prose on Saturday September 13, 2014.

Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute criticism of the American comedy, No Future for You debunks "positive thinking" bromides and business idols. Susan Faludi debunks Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist handbook, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open source" and "Web 2.0" and other pseudorevolutionary meme-making down to the ground. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington Post, Barbara Ehrenreich goes searching for the ungood God in Ridley Scott's film "Prometheus," Heather Havrilesky reads "Fifty Shades of Grey," and Jim Newell investigates the strange and typical case of Adam Wheeler, the student fraud who fooled Harvard and, unlike the real culprits, went to jail.

TALK by Michael Smerconish

June 19, 2014

Michael Smerconish spoke about his book, Talk, at Politics & Prose on Thursday June 19, 2014.

Explosive political novel exposing the cynical inner workings of conservative talk radio from one of America's leading talk-radio hosts and political commentators. Stan Powers finds himself at a crossroads. Poised to take the last step in his unlikely ascent to the top of conservative talk radio, his conscience may not let him. Set amid the backdrop of "the most important presidential election of our lifetime," Powers - as the most influential voice in Tampa's hotly contested I-4 Corridor - holds the key to Florida, and therefore the Oval Office. His on-air attacks singlehandedly put an abrupt end to the top candidates' main competitors in the primaries, and now he is in the singular position to influence who wins the highest elected office in the world. Will he continue playing the game according to his cynical advisors, or listen to his own conscience and drop an even bigger bomb than expected? With a story that could have been ripped from the headlines, deeply developed characters and interconnected plotlines, and one of the most shocking and rewarding denouements you'll ever experience, this is the perfect political thriller for today's America.

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ISBN: 9781604334906
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Published: Cider Mill Press - May 6th, 2014

BIG RUSS & ME with Luke Russert

June 15, 2014

Luke Russert spoke about his father's book, Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life, at Politics & Prose on Sunday June 15, 2014.

In his warm, engaging memoir, published ten years ago, Tim Russert paid tribute to his father, a World War II veteran who embodied the values and courage of the Greatest Generation. To mark the anniversary, Russert’s son Luke, himself an NBC journalist since 2008, continues the tradition, looking back on his grandfather’s legacy and on Tim’s life and work.

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By Tim Russert, Luke Russert (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781602862623
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Published: Hachette Books - May 6th, 2014