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The Resource Clinton & me, Mark Katz

Clinton & me, Mark Katz

Label
Clinton & me
Title
Clinton & me
Statement of responsibility
Mark Katz
Title variation
Clinton and me
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When you provide the comic relief for the Leader of the Free World, the line between funny and weird can get a little blurry. Consider the extraordinary experiences of Mark Katz, the in-house humor writer of the Clinton White House, whose job was to produce the president's comic response to the crisis du jour. For eight tumultuous years, he wrote Bill Clinton's annual series of humorous speeches to the Washington press corps - those rare evenings in the nation's capital when the president trades in his bully pulpit for an open mike. In a town where C-SPAN passes for entertainment, Katz faced the sometimes surreal task of finding the funny in an administration rocked by politics and partisanship; Whitewater and Waco; Dr. Elders and Henry Hyde; and - ultimately - the circus of impeachment." "Here, too, are the unlikely adventures of an itinerant wiseass careening down the bumpy path that takes him from the principal's office to the Oval Office. After college, Katz hitched his wagon to Michael Dukakis's star - only to become the joke writer for a campaign that was a joke unto itself. Four years later, he was an unemployed advertising copywriter in need of a job when he got a call from a Clinton White House desperately in need of jokes. And the rest, as they say, is comedy."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Speechwriters
  • Katz, Mark
  • Clinton, Bill
Label
Clinton & me, Mark Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Miramax Books."
  • "A real life political comedy"--Cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bravest thing I've ever done (The egg timer) -- Chapter 1: Growing up Kennedy -- Chapter 2: Anti-Nixon youth -- Chapter 3: Portrait of the Wiseass as a young man -- Chapter 4: How I didn't become an orthodontist -- Chapter 5: The guy who made Mike Dukakis so funny -- Chapter 6: A different kind of campaign -- Chapter 7: Road trip to Little Rock -- Chapter 8: White House operator calling -- Chapter 9: People who people -- Chapter 10: Boring-gate -- Chapter 11: A wet hacking cough on the Presidency -- Chapter 12: The way of the spork -- Chapter 13: Ghostwriter overexposed -- Chapter 14: My thirty-six finest hours -- Chapter 15: Comic consigliere -- Chapter 16: Apocalypse then -- Chapter 17: 2000 zero, zero-party over, oops, out of time!
Control code
54381421
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780786869497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Clinton & me, Mark Katz
Publication
Note
  • "Miramax Books."
  • "A real life political comedy"--Cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bravest thing I've ever done (The egg timer) -- Chapter 1: Growing up Kennedy -- Chapter 2: Anti-Nixon youth -- Chapter 3: Portrait of the Wiseass as a young man -- Chapter 4: How I didn't become an orthodontist -- Chapter 5: The guy who made Mike Dukakis so funny -- Chapter 6: A different kind of campaign -- Chapter 7: Road trip to Little Rock -- Chapter 8: White House operator calling -- Chapter 9: People who people -- Chapter 10: Boring-gate -- Chapter 11: A wet hacking cough on the Presidency -- Chapter 12: The way of the spork -- Chapter 13: Ghostwriter overexposed -- Chapter 14: My thirty-six finest hours -- Chapter 15: Comic consigliere -- Chapter 16: Apocalypse then -- Chapter 17: 2000 zero, zero-party over, oops, out of time!
Control code
54381421
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780786869497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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