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 choice 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 the teeth to George W. Bush's exercise routine 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 concerns, and what may possibly good be coming next.
"I'm consistently bringing up the facility of costume. it is semiology: our outfits ship a message approximately how we wish to be perceived, and the place is that this extra robust and glaring than in elected offices. In Project President, Ben Shapiro captures presidential semiotics with a effective narrative and deft analysis. it really is concurrently attention-grabbing and hilarious!"
Project Runway, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
"Ben Shapiro takes a romp via American background and indicates how personality--and even haircuts--have elected or defeated presidential candidates. it is a travel via historical past that enthusiasts of either events will enjoy-and can examine from."
Resident student, American firm Institute
Senior author, U.S. information & international Report
Co-author, The Almanac of yank Politics
"Presidential politics has consistently been extra superficial than we need to confess. With a trendy and likeable contact befitting a robust candidate, Ben Shapiro takes us deep into the vanity that has formed American history."
"Shapiro deftly explains how top, hair and handsomeness can impact a candidate's crusade up to concerns. 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 this present day - with a lot for us to reflect on for tomorrow."
-Sir Martin Gilbert
Official biographer of Winston Churchill
"An unique and illuminating romp in the course of the politics of symbolism and character in our presidential politics. in case you are considering operating for president, learn this ebook earlier than you spend a dime on a political consultant."
COLMES: Who do you need [for the ideally suited Court]?
ANN COULTER: thanks for asking. i would like Ben Shapiro.
COLMES: Ben Shapiro.
ANN COULTER: sure. He simply complete his first yr at Harvard legislation, 21 years outdated.
COLMES: You suggest for a date or for the court?
ANN COULTER: No, for the courtroom. he is my candidate. he is very brilliant. 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 complete first yr of Harvard legislation.
COLMES: so that you wish anyone who is going to be at the court docket for fifty, 60 years? Is that - is that the complete idea?
ANN COULTER: No, I simply take place to love Ben Shapiro.
Hannity and Colmes
Fox information Channel
July eight, 2005
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You might imagine that it doesn’t subject to you what colour a guy’s hairplugs are, yet Shapiro exhibits that there are seven the most important snapshot components which could expect who will occupy the White condo in 2008. What a enjoyable booklet! ” Ann Coulter, writer, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d be Republicans “Great enjoyable from a promising younger observer of the political scene. Washington meets Hollywood. ” Susan Estrich, syndicated columnist and writer of Soulless: Ann Coulter and the Right-Wing Church of Hate “Witty, insightful, striking, and continuously pleasing, Ben Shapiro’s irreverent background of Presidential image-making will pride either political junkies and the bemused normal public. ” Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio speak express host and writer of correct Turns “An wonderful and illuminating romp throughout the politics of symbolism and character in our presidential politics. If you’re taking into account operating for president, learn this booklet prior to you spend a dime on a political advisor. ” wealthy Lowry, nationwide overview “Think Hillary Clinton’s hair doesn’t topic? re-examine. As Ben Shapiro demonstrates in venture President, snapshot is every little thing in politics. Devastatingly witty and unendingly informative, venture President lines America’s fascination with presidential image-making all of the as far back as George Washington—and charts the developments ahead for the 2008 race. A must-read! ” Mark Levin, nationally syndicated radio host and writer of the manhattan instances bestseller, males In Black “Ben Shapiro’s new e-book, with solid humor and elegance, makes the case that the perfect snapshot isn’t continually the simplest factor to have whereas looking the Presidency, however it is much prior to no matter what is moment. So, wash out your hair gel, take off your makeup, quiet down on your bathrobe and discover how applicants and their rivals create pix than can swap the tide of historical past. simply don’t be photographed taking a look that approach in the event you ever are looking to be president. ” Barry Lynn, government Director, americans United for Separation of Church and kingdom “Don’t enable Ben Shapiro’s irreverent wit and web page turning anecdotes idiot you. this can be a hugely researched, a lot wanted, very important paintings of recent background. This exposes our more and more arcane approach for selecting a president. As they are saying, ‘The satan is within the info. ’ ” Doug Wead, former White condominium Staffer and writer of the big apple instances bestseller, the entire Presidents’ kids “Ben Shapiro’s fun romp via American background has a major message: photograph has constantly mattered in presidential politics, and craving for an imaginary sturdy outdated days will get us nowhere. ” Dr. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief, global “It takes a sensible historian to understand that small information could make up a extra edifying tableau than the massive photo. It takes a perceptive historian to understand which info are such a lot edifying. And it takes a superb author to give the main points in a fashion either witty and noteworthy. Congratulations to Ben Shapiro on all 3 accomplishments. ” Eric Burns, writer of notorious Scribblers and Fox information host “Image, snapshot, photo!