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This town : two parties and a funeral--plus plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital /

"A book about contemporary political culture in Washington, DC"--

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  • ""A book about contemporary political culture in Washington, DC"--"@en
  • "In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning--and often hysterically funny--examination 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."
  • "In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning--and often hysterically funny--examination 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."@en
  • "Outrageous, fascinating, and destined to win Leibovich a whole host of, er, new friends, This Town."@en
  • "Washington funerals can make great networking opportunities. Disgraced Hill aides can overcome ignominy and emerge with a more potent "brand" than many elected members of Congress. 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: no matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure, Washington is the nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity."

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  • "This town : two parties and a funeral - plus plenty of valet parking! - in America's gilded capital /"
  • "This town : two parties and a funeral - plus plenty of valet parking! -in America's gilded capital /"
  • "This town : two parties and a funeral : plus plenty of valet parking! : in America's gilded capital /"
  • "This town : two parties and a funeral - plus, plenty of valet parking! - in America's gilded capital /"
  • "This town : two parties and a funeral--plus plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital /"@en
  • "This town : two parties and a funeral--plus, plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital /"@en
  • "This town : two parties and a funeral--plus, plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital /"
  • "This town two parties and a funeral--plus, plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital /"
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