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Political Bookworm Archive: Brace Yourself

That Palin wit

Beware: Wisdom is coming. And it’s coming in philosophical profundities such as this: “Only dead fish go with the flow.” Or this: “If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?”...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 6, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Brace Yourself  | Tags: palin's wit and wisdom; palin quotations; palin's foot in her mouth;  
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John Edwards book to become movie

The story of John Edwards’ downfall combines the pathos of a Greek tragedy with the tawdry twists of a daytime soap. Is it any surprise, then, that the tale is bound for the big screen? Ending months of speculation, Aaron...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea  |  July 16, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Monster mash-up spills into politics

President George W. Bush, reimagined. View the gallery. No one, it seems, is safe from a monster mash-up. This publishing sensation took off with “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” in which ultra-violent zombie mayhem was grafted onto the Jane...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 24, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Brace Yourself  | Tags: monster mash-up of republicans, vampire book trend in politics  
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Larry Flynt to write history of presidents' sex lives

Presidential hanky-panky is as old as the nation itself. But no one can bring it to life quite like Larry Flynt. Now the publisher of Hustler is teaming up with Columbia University lecturer David Eisenbach to write “One Nation Under...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 17, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Brace Yourself  | Tags: larry flynt and sex in the white house; presidential sexual behavior; private lives of presidents  
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Nixon book coming next year claims to dig up fresh secrets from National Archive documents and tapes

No president has left a legacy of voyeuristic fascination quite like Richard Nixon. There seems no end to the flow of his presidential and personal secrets. Don Fulsom spent a good part of his career following Nixon as a White...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Brace Yourself  | Tags: nixon's secrets; nixon tapes; revelations from nixon's secret tapes  
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