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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Leibovich Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781101605189
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One of the nation's most acclaimed journalists, the New York Times' Mark Leibovich, presents a blistering, penetrating, controversial--and often hysterical--look at Washington's incestuous "media industrial complex." Download and start listening now!

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  • “Many decades from now, a historian looking at where America lost its way could use This Town as a primary source.”

    Fareed Zakaria, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Provides a lancing, often hysterically funny portrait of the capital’s vanities and ambitions.”

    New Yorker

  • “[Leibovich] adduces four serious…shifts that have taken place over the last forty years. Combined, they make This Town read like the endgame chapters of Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In addition to his reporting talents, Leibovich is a writer of excellent zest. At times, this book is laugh-out-loud (as well as weep-out-loud). He is an exuberant writer, even as his reporting leaves one reaching for the Xanax.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Leibovich] is a master of the political profile…This Town is as insidery as Game Change.”

    Washington Post

  • “Leibovich delivers the reportorial goods. He is in all the parties and supplies a wildly entertaining anthropological tour.”

    New York magazine

  • “A rollicking, if disconcerting, read.”

    Denver Post

  • “Like a modern-day Balzac to US capital power players…hilarious…perceptive.”

    Financial Times

  • “Leibovich has written a very funny book about how horrible his industry can be… Uncommonly honest.”

    Slate

  • “In this muckraking tell-all, which would be as darkly funny as it’s billed to be if it weren’t all true, Leibovich depicts a shameless place where funerals are for networking, disgraced aides come out ahead, and getting one’s name in print is what matters.”

    Library Journal

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  • A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • One of the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for 2013
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About the Author

Mark Leibovich is the New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent, based in Washington, DC.  In 2011, he received a National Magazine Award for his story on Politico’s Mike Allen and the changing media culture of Washington. Prior to coming to the Times Magazine, he was a national political reporter in the Times’ DC bureau. He has also worked at the Washington Post, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Boston Phoenix, and he is the author of The New Imperialists, a collection of profiles on technology pioneers. He lives with his family in Washington.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.