Friday evening, DeMarco and I had a tour highlight with an appearance at the beloved Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, DC. Started and run by three women who love books and revel in progressive politics, the store has legions of loyal customers who turn out for signings there, and we had an energetic overflow crowd for hours. To add to the fun, the event was covered by C-SPAN which will air on the popular Booknotes program. (Date and time TBA!)
Saturday and Sunday, I made 3 stops in Wisconsin, soaking up as many of that state’s wonderful local brews as I could. I did an interview in Madison with my friend Matt Rothschild on his nationwide progressive radio show (podcast coming soon), then went to the venerable Barrymore Theater for a talk and signing. It was a benefit for the fabulous Fighting Bob Festival, an annual grassroots festival of politics which will be held this year on September 6 in Baraboo, WI. Susan and I celebrate the festival in our book, suggesting that every state should have such an enlivening event — “put the party back in politics.” I’m headed home for a day before departing for the Great Northwest.