By Ben Shapiro
Project President is a hilarious romp via American electoral history.
From brief, fats, bald John Adams' wig-throwing tantrums through the 1800 election to Abraham Lincoln's selection to develop a beard in 1860; from John F. Kennedy's option to forgo the fedora at his inauguration to John Kerry's choice 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 Washington's fake enamel to George W. Bush's exercise session routine, Project President tells the tale of America's love affair with presidential appears to be like and visual appeal, why that frequently issues greater than a politico's positions at the matters, and what may well good be coming next.
"I'm continually bringing up the facility of costume. it truly is semiology: our outfits ship a message approximately how we wish to be perceived, and the place is that this extra strong and obtrusive than in elected offices. In Project President, Ben Shapiro captures presidential semiotics with a effective narrative and deft analysis. it truly is concurrently attention-grabbing and hilarious!"
Project Runway, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
"Ben Shapiro takes a romp via American heritage and exhibits how personality--and even haircuts--have elected or defeated presidential candidates. it is a journey via background that lovers of either events will enjoy-and can examine from."
Resident student, American firm Institute
Senior author, U.S. information & global Report
Co-author, The Almanac of yank Politics
"Presidential politics has regularly been extra superficial than we want to confess. With a trendy and likeable contact befitting a powerful candidate, Ben Shapiro takes us deep into the vanity that has formed American history."
"Shapiro deftly explains how peak, hair and handsomeness can impact a candidate's crusade up to matters. A enjoyable, informative read."
Nationally syndicated speak express host
Host of CNN's The Glenn Beck Show
"A hilarious and illuminating trip via America's centuries-long fascination with presidential image-making. even if you are left, correct, reasonable or apathetic, this vigorous booklet gets you prepared for the packaging of the '08 races."
"This is a perceptive, witty-sometimes hilarious-look on the realities in the back of the faces and the facades, the slogans and the nature assassinations, of every presidential crusade from George Washington to at the present time - with a lot for us to think about for tomorrow."
-Sir Martin Gilbert
Official biographer of Winston Churchill
"An exciting and illuminating romp during the politics of symbolism and character in our presidential politics. in case you are deliberating working for president, learn this booklet prior to you spend a dime on a political consultant."
COLMES: Who do you need [for the best Court]?
ANN COULTER: thanks for asking. i would like Ben Shapiro.
COLMES: Ben Shapiro.
ANN COULTER: sure. He simply entire his first yr at Harvard legislations, 21 years outdated.
COLMES: You suggest for a date or for the court?
ANN COULTER: No, for the court docket. he is my candidate. he is very vivid. he is already written one best-selling publication.
COLMES: you need to positioned a 21-year-old man at the court?
ANN COULTER: Twenty-one, and he is simply entire first 12 months of Harvard legislation.
COLMES: so that you wish a person who is going to be at the courtroom for fifty, 60 years? Is that - is that the entire idea?
ANN COULTER: No, I simply ensue to love Ben Shapiro.
Hannity and Colmes
Fox information Channel
July eight, 2005