By Willie Geist
This isn't the 1st publication written approximately quantum mechanics, however it simply should be the final. the idea provided within those pages is so progressive that it has shocked the clinical neighborhood into reconsidering centuries of considered the habit of strength and topic. organize to have your brain blown.
Sorry, that's the creation to Willie Geist's next book-the end result of his life's paintings. search for it subsequent spring, simply in time for Mother's Day. This publication is ready his different ardour: freaks.
When he's now not within the lab, Geist spends his time on MSNBC's Morning Joe sifting in the course of the wreckage of yank politics and pop culture. nowadays, that's an enormous activity. With an Alaska hockey mother turning, nearly in a single day, right into a nationwide icon and dangerous to maneuver from Wasilla to the White residence, with the world's most famed athlete now linked much less with the Masters and extra with the strippers, and with fact television operating round the clock to make sure the constitutional correct of each guy, lady, and baby to 15 mins of popularity, Geist's enterprise is thriving.
In his hilarious first e-book, American Freak Show, Geist takes the clever, biting statement enjoyed through his tv viewers to new satirical extremes. The real-life characters who now hang-out our day-by-day lives are solid as stars in thoroughly made-up scenes that, frankly, aren't all that faraway from truth.
Geist treats us to the 1st examine President Sarah Palin's unconventional inaugural deal with, played continue to exist WWE's Monday evening Raw after her renegade victory within the 2012 election. We pass contained in the ballroom for a Dean Martin-style welcome roast of Bernie Madoff upon his arrival in Hell, with Pol Pot serving as sidesplitting roastmaster. Geist offers us with never-before-seen FBI wiretap transcripts of the extra mundane, yet both profane, phone conversations of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. And George W. Bush's batting-cage-and-waterslide-themed plans for a presidential library are laid out publicly for the 1st time.
From Obama to Oprah, Afghanistan to Lohan, and Snooki to the Salahis, Willie Geist spares nobody as our host of this wild American Freak Show. You'll snort out loud whereas weeping for the way forward for the US.
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For about a week, I’ve been doing that thing where I just turn the radio up extra loud while I’m driving because we don’t have any money to fix it. Finally, I decide to tell Eli. I know he’ll make sure I get it to the shop. ” This stops him midshave. A “banana job” is where I dress up in a large, foam-filled banana costume and hand out bananas to people in downtown San Francisco. I did it once a few years ago and wrote a story about it for my last book. “Wait. ” The way he says it makes me defensive.
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BETH LISICK, PRESIDENT. Whenever I’m given a name tag, for any social occasion, I won’t wear it. Someone will hand it to me, and I put it in my pocket every time. Even when I was writing a column and would be given backstage passes at clubs, I would put the thing in my pocket. Then, if someone needed to see it, I would pull it out, show it to them, and put it back in my pocket. It always felt like bragging to walk around with an all-access pass stuck to your body. But especially in this case, I recognize it’s just me being childish.