What's a "Power Mourner?"  Ask Mark Leibovich, the author of This Town: Two Parties a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America. This new book by the chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine presents a witty and stunning examination of the Washington ruling class.

Here's an excerpt from a recent review:

So when Mark Leibovich sketches a portrait of the nation’s capital — a phrase used only by people who don’t live there — and calls it “This Town,” you know he’s got a sharp ear, and a sharp eye to accompany it. You also know that he’s got the sharp knives out. Here it is, Washington in all its splendid, sordid glory: the pols, the pundits, the Porsches. Plus the hangers-on, the strivers, the image makers and the sellouts, all comprising what Mr. Leibovich calls “a political herd that never dies or gets older, only jowlier, richer and more heavily made-up.”

If you're looking for a hilarious, fascinating read...this may be it.

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  1. This looks really good. I tend to love national politics and like to watch the serious news shows. This actually sounds fun to me!

  2. I agree...this will be a good mix of the serious and the fun side of politics! Lots of inside info...should be a good read!