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Author Labash, Matt.

Title Fly fishing with Darth Vader : and other adventures with evangelical wrestlers, political hitmen, and Jewish cowboys / Matt Labash.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.931 L111f 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description xiii, 317 p. ; 25 cm.
Note "Journalist Labash takes readers to the fringes in his portraits of people and places outside the mainstream and, very often, beyond our ken. His subjects are outlandish and unforgettable: take Dave Mudcat Saunders, the hunting, cussing, NASCAR-loving political strategist who promises to deliver the rural white vote for the Democrats. Or Kinky Friedman, the Jewish cowboy running for governor of Texas under the campaign slogan Why the Hell Not? His profiles of disgraced former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, corrupt former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Vice President Dick Cheney stand out for their affecting portrayals of the humanity behind the larger-than-life personas."--Reed Business.
Subject United States -- Civilization -- 1970- -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001 -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- -- Anecdotes.
Politicians -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Celebrities -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Political corruption -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Political culture -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Labash, Matt -- Anecdotes.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Added Title Weekly standard (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 9781439159972 (hardcover)
1439159971 (hardcover)

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