Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House

Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House by Ben Shapiro 1595553479 9781595553478
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Project President is a hilarious romp through American electoral history.From short, fat, bald John Adams wig-throwing tantrums during the 1800 election to Abraham Lincolns decision to grow a beard in 1860; from John F. Kennedys choice to forgo the fedora at his inauguration to John Kerrys decision to get Botoxed for the 2004 race; from the Golden Age of Facial Hair (1860-1912) to the Age of the Banker (1912-1960); from Washingtons false teeth to George W. Bushs workout regimen, Project President tells the story of Americas love affair with presidential looks and appearance, why that often matters more than a politicos positions on the issues, and what might well be coming next.Im constantly citing the power of dress. Its semiology: our clothes send a message about how we want to be perceived, and where is this more powerful and evident than in elected offices.?nbsp;In Project President , Ben Shapiro captures presidential semiotics with a potent narrative and deft analysis.?nbsp; Its simultaneously fascinating and hilarious! - Tim Gunn Project Runway, Liz Claiborne, Inc.?nbsp;Ben Shapiro takes a romp through American history and shows how personality--and even haircuts--have elected or defeated presidential candidates.?nbsp; Its a tour through history that fans of both parties will enjoy-and can learn from. -Michael Barone Resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report Co-author, The Almanac of American Politics?nbsp; Presidential politics has always been more superficial than wed like to admit. With a stylish and likeable touch befitting a strong candidate, Ben Shapiro takes us deep into the shallowness that has shaped American history. -Jonathan Alter Newsweek?nbsp; Shapiro deftly explains how height, hair and handsomeness can affect a candidates campaign as much as issues. A fun, informative read. -Glenn Beck Nationally syndicated talk show host Host of CNNs The Glenn Beck ShowA hilarious and illuminating journey through Americas centuries-long fascination with presidential image-making. Whether youre left, right, moderate or apathetic, this lively book will get you ready for the packaging of the 08 races. -Jim HightowerThis is a perceptive, witty-sometimes hilarious-look at the realities behind the faces and the facades, the slogans and the character assassinations, of each presidential campaign from George Washington to today - with much for us to ponder for tomorrow. -Sir Martin Gilbert Official biographer of Winston Churchill?nbsp;An entertaining and illuminating romp through the politics of symbolism and personality in our presidential politics. If youre thinking of running for president, read this book before you spend a dime on a political consultant. -Rich Lowry National Review?nbsp; COLMES: Who do you want [for the Supreme Court]?ANN COULTER: Thank you for asking. I want Ben Shapiro.COLMES: Ben Shapiro.ANN COULTER: Yes. He just finished his first year at Harvard Law, 21 years old.COLMES: You mean for a date or for the court?ANN COULTER: No, for the court. Hes my candidate. Hes very bright. Hes already written one best-selling book. (CROSSTALK)COLMES: You want to put a 21-year-old guy on the court?ANN COULTER: Twenty-one, and hes just finished first year of Harvard Law.COLMES: So you want someone whos going to be on the court for 50, 60 years? Is that - is that the whole idea?ANN COULTER: No, I just happen to like Ben Shapiro.Hannity and Colmes Fox News Channel July 8, 2005

Author: Ben Shapiro

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 306

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: 2010-02-22

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