Offsite | Mark Leibovich | This Town

Offsite | Mark Leibovich in conversation with John D'Anna | This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—In America's Gilded Capital
Mark Leibovich

Event co-sponsored by:

ASU School of Politics and Global Studies
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication

555 N. Central Ave. Phoenix (google map)
Doors open at 6pm

Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, discusses his book, This Town, with Arizona Republic page one editor John D’Anna

Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure. In This Town, Mark Leibovich presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.”
"This Town is funny, it's interesting, and it is demoralizing...I loved it as much as you can love something which hurts your heart."
— John Oliver, The Daily Show with John Stewart


  • GENERAL ADMISSION event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm.
  • SIGNING LINE TICKETS are available free with the purchase of This Town from Changing Hands Bookstore. Those with signing line tickets will be called according to letter group (printed on top of ticket) to form signing line after the presentation. Those without signing line tickets will join the the signing line after those with tickets.
  • Parking is available at the ASU Visitor Parking lot located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore ave. (directions)
    • Guests wishing to park here should speak to the attendant and request to pre-pay for their space. The visitor lot closes at 8 p.m. and guests who do not pre-pay run the risk of being ticketed.
    • Guests may also park at the public parking lot on the northeast corner of Central and Fillmore for a $6 flat fee. This lot is cash only.
    • There are also parking meters located throughout the area. Parking meters are free to park after 5 p.m.
  • Book sales by Changing Hands Bookstore.
  • Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
  • Booksigning line forms after the presentation.
  • Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.

MARK LEIBOVICH is chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, based in Washington, D.C. In 2011, he received a National Magazine Award for his profile of Politico's Mike Allen and the changing media culture of Washington. Leibovich was previously a national political correspondent in the Times'  Washington bureau. He has also worked at The Washington Post, The San Jose Mercury News, and The Boston Phoenix, and is the author of The New Imperialists, a collection of profiles of technology pioneers. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Washington.

JOHN D'ANNA is page one editor at The Arizona Republic and a faculty associate at the ASU Walter Chronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.



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ISBN: 9780399170683
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

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Published: Penguin Press - July 16th, 2013

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