27 Jul Mark Leibovich eviscerates the status-obsessed denizens of our it more than Russert, a greatly beloved figure — “mayor of This Town. In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—. 3 Jul Mark Leibovich toyed with several titles for his new book on self-interest, self- importance and self-perpetuation in the nation’s capital. “Suck-Up.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Leibovich wanted to sell some books. Nov 21, Louisa Smith rated it it was ok.

Outrageous, fascinating, and very necessary, This Town is a must-read whether you’re inside the highway which encircles DC tyis or just trying to get there.

I frequently laughed out loud.

At times his book is laugh-out-loud as well as weep-out-loud. In addition, this book, which is billed as a takedown of Washington did not deliver the goods. Or how easy it is to decide that the system works just fine for you.

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Inwhen troop levels were the topic of discussion, Holbrooke informed Obama “that he faced “a momentous decision,” comparable to what Lyndon Johnson confronted over Vietnam. Anyway, there’s mrk real narrative and it feels kind of all over the place, though it starts with Tim Russert’s funeral, which engaged me immediately.


Sparking that interest was the revelation that a young, ambitious Capitol Hill press aide, whom Leibovich had been cultivating as a source, was secretly forwarding him emails that provided an insight into how Washington really works. The Sound and the Furry Book Club.

Review of Mark Leibovich’s ‘This Town’

As editor of SlatePlotz has overseen a great deal of its transformation into a site that elevates snark and clickbait over substance and real journalism. I read the first 3 chapters or so, about pages. It’s best to pretend because otherwise reality is too awful. But part of this being OK feels like it’s because I’m not going out to lobby and am continuing to work on public policy analysis and not to vouch for smarmy clients on K street. I feel like Harry and I could be the best of friends.

Stoked by Politico, speculation has centered on who will be mentioned and what scores might be settled. Aug 26, Mac rated it really liked it.

But does that make it better or just make it better because it matches my belief system and I don’t feel like I had to intellectually sell out? I couldn’t finish it, even on audio. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

I got over my discomfort of seeing seemingly nice neighbors go after each other in front of the camera by just turning off the TV. Not Enabled Screen Reader: For years I’ve been annoyed at the cloying, saccharine way media ‘pundits’ talked about every little non-event in Washington as if it actually mattered.


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He’s a man who hates the DC game and refuses to play and is endlessly frustrated by the insistence of everyone around him to magk instead of getting down to the hard wonkish business of government. Could he himself be hypnotized by the ‘power’ and ‘prestige’ around him, enough to think that maybe he should write a book and take them all down a notch or two?

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Aug 20, Jared rated it did not like it. He doesn’t cultivate many friendships. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I noticed in the thank yous at the end he thanked David Plotz and Hanna Rosin, who are longtime Slate staffers. Get to Know Us. This disdain for hypocrisy hints at the only semi-redeeming quality Leibovich finds in Washington.