With Beast White House correspondent Asawin Suebsaeng, Markay now delivers a breezy look at Trumpworld and our nation’s capital. Their book is constructed out of fresh reporting, prior columns and gossip, lots of it. It is filled with tales of greed, envy and near violence, together with schemes, outbursts and profanity. Think of it as non-fiction beach reading for our impeachment winter. Few are spared. Donald Trump’s insecurities and temper, Steve Bannon’s foul mouth and Jared Kushner’s habit of knowing less than he thinks he does – all are on display. Sinking in the Swamp contains at least a week’s worth of material for The Daily Show.
Calamity: The Many Lives of Calamity Jane
"as Karen Jones sets out dismayingly early in her book, the only things that the real-life ‘Calamity Jane’ can with confidence be said to have in common with her legend is that she wore trousers, swore like a navvy and was pissed all the time..."
— The Spectator