Doylestown: Michael Smerconish - CLOWNS TO THE LEFT OF ME...

Book Signing Michael Smerconish
The Doylestown Bookshop will be welcoming back host of CNN’s “Smerconish” and columnist Michael Smerconish for his newest book Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right Saturday, June 9th at 1:00 pm.
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right: American Life in Columns by Michael A. Smerconish
Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right covers the post-9/11 years, Barack Obama's ascension, and the rise of Donald Trump. Smerconish also recounts meeting Ronald Reagan, having dinner with Fidel Castro, and barbequing with the band YES in his backyard, as well as spending the same night with Pete Rose and Ted Nugent, drinking champagne from the Stanley Cup, and conducting Bill Cosby's only pre-trial interview. Additionally, he writes about local Philadelphia culture, from Sid Mark to the Rizzo statue.
Michael Smerconish
About Michael
Michael A. Smerconish is the host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124, the host of CNN’s “Smerconish” on Saturday mornings, newspaper columnist and author. Smerconish has often been recognized for his radio work. Talkers Magazine has consistently named him one of America’s most important talk show hosts. In 2009, prior to his syndication, Radio and Records named him the nation’s Local Personality of the Year. In 2011, the National Association of Broadcasters selected him as a Marconi Award finalist in the category of Best Network/Syndicated Host. He has often been the recipient of several (Philadelphia) Achievement in Radio awards, including Best Talk Show Host and Best Evening Program. Philadelphia Magazine has named him the City’s best talk show host, as well as one of the City’s most powerful citizens.
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Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439916353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Temple University Press - May 30th, 2018


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