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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For now, I’ll save my self judgment and self absorption for another day.

Citizens of the Green Room: As an outsider looking in, this book confirms some of the worst impressions I’ve had in recent years of how things work in the US Capitol. There are a few things that I like about the book. Leibovich wrote it originally for the NYT magazine, and I suppose he really loves it, so it had to stay.

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Leibovich writes that ” You lose all credibility when the deranged Dowd is one of the first people you thank. Overall a good read. When you finish the book, you might be tempted to go wash your hands. 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.


This book also confirms that those who have gotten caught with hands in the cookie jar or on private parts of a much younger woman, were usually already knee-deep in their misdeeds. I learned a few things, well, mostly because I’m not in the “inner circle” of “This Town. Being suspicious of its value I picked it up from the library. But don’t read it on a full stomach.

This Town, by Mark Leibovich – review

Set up a giveaway. Apr 29, Pages. Consequently, Mark Leibovich’s mostly catty and definitely fun book about the media figures, lobbyists, and politicians who have gained admittance to Washington’s elite social scene, has no index.

These folks, who constitute the lion’s share of people in this town, deserve more than a “to be sure” graph in a book like this. Aug 20, Jared rated it did not like it. In leibovjch, when troop levels were the topic of discussion, Holbrooke informed Obama “that he faced “a momentous bg comparable to what Lyndon Johnson confronted over Vietnam. The humor is mostly of the cruel kind, like telling us that Harry Reid has “all the magnetism of a dried snail” – which I admit made me laugh – mostly because of the descriptive accuracy.

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Having spent more than a decade in Washington myself, the vicarious thrill of seeing former colleagues and acquaintances, plus current and former clients, gossiped about at a safe remove from my own interests was giddy fun. Once you’re in you are in for life.


A name-dropping gossipfest about the political-media-lobbyist-corporate Washington revolving door as somebody remarks, “If we were any more incestuous, our children would be born with extra fingers. Jul 16, Pages Buy. For my taste, the book was just too relentlessly negative. Customers who bought this item also bought.

He can’t truly condemn This Town because he’s part of it. I have heard there’s no longer a big social scene in D. Even when they say they are not making deals, they are.

Review of Mark Leibovich’s ‘This Town’

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The only thing that seemed remotely fresh about the book was the recognition of Politico and twitter over print media– but since I was reading the book in its magk hard back state, leibovichh only served to emphasize how outdated the book is.

The two people who come off looking be In a nearly page ramble, Leibovich lets roll anecdote after anecdote of the “grimy ecosystem” that is Washington’s political culture.