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    The #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller

    Tim Russert is dead.
    But the room was alive.
    Big Ticket Washington Funerals can make such great networking opportunities. Power mourners keep stampeding down th...

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    The #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller

    Tim Russert is dead.
    But the room was alive.
    Big Ticket Washington Funerals can make such great networking opportunities. Power mourners keep stampeding down the red carpets of the Kennedy Center, handing out business cards, touching base. And there is no time to waste in a gold rush, even (or especially) at a solemn tribal event like this.

    WashingtonThis Townmight be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure.

    In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York TimesMagazine, presents a blistering, stunningand often hysterically funnyexamination of our ruling class’s incestuous media industrial complex.” Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent brand” than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.

    Outrageous, fascinating, and destined to win Leibovich a whole host of, er, new friends,This Town is must reading, whether you’re inside the Beltwayor just trying to get there.

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    Mark Leibovich is The New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. In 2011, he received a National Magazine Award for his story onPolitico's Mike Allen and the changing media culture of Washington. Prior to coming to the Times Magazine,Leibovich was a national political reporter in the Times' DC bureau. He has also worked atThe Washington Post, The San Jose Mercury News and The Boston Phoenix, and is the author ofThe New Imperialists, a collection of profiles on technology pioneers. Leibovich lives with his family in Washington.
    ISBN 9780399161308
    Author Leibovich, Mark
    Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 386
    Publisher Date 2013-07-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Blue Rider Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital
    Audience General/trade

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