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About the author:
JIM YOAKUM has been a professional writer for over thirty years. He is the author of non-fiction books, novels and is the screenwriter of three produced feature films. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, websites and periodicals including Rolling Stone, The Onion and Goldmine. He was former writing partners with the late Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is U.S. Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives. He is also a professional musician. Some of his other writings can be seen at thearchivest.wordpress.com.
Sex, Drugs, Fraud, Suicide, Murder, Scandal, Adultery, Quackery, Corruption, Superstition and President Warren G. Harding.
1923: Faced with impending personal, and political, scandals (corrupt cabinet members, drinking, gambling, failing health made worse by a quack physician, blackmailers attempting to exploit his numerous affairs and bastard children, murders and suicides), President Warren G. Harding embarks on a cross-country train trip, from Washington D.C. to Alaska, in an effort to rehabilitate his chances for re-election.
But the GOP have lost faith in Warren. However, they have taken a liking to the idea of running the first-ever female president: Florence, his smart, and ambitious wife. After all, it had been Florence who had spearheaded the innovations that got Warren elected in 1920: the creation of robo-calls, the celebrity endorsement, photo-ops, direct marketing... And it was Florence who was both the brains of the outfit, and is the star of this show. Harding was simply the handsome, good natured, overly-trusting, face.
Based on the true, last (and unbelievably bizarre) 6 months in the life of America's 29th President, THE BLOVIATOR tells the story of sex, drugs, scandals, murder, suicides-and the presidency. THE BLOVIATOR is a "fiction fueled by fact" in that, while some elements are constructions, they are well with-in the plausibility, and probability, range of the facts, as we know them.
THE BLOVIATOR is an epic, a massive and sprawling work, history as absurdity, as if it were being filtered through a cracked prism, but the prism is not cracked as most of the story told is unbelievably, incredibly true.
- Publication Date:
- Aug 02 2012
- 1475279531 / 9781475279535
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Alternative History