Politics and sex. Nothing captures the attention of the media -- and satisfies the public's thirst for schadenfreude -- quite like our elected officials getting caught with their pants down. In The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandals, renowned satirist and New York Times bestselling author Paul Slansky provides a guided tour of this torrid realm of public life. Through a comprehensive compendium of quizzes, incorporating his trademark Q&A format, Slansky chronicles the political sex-scapades of the past half century -- Bill's cigar and Monica's stained dress, Gary Hart's cruise on the good ship Monkey Business, Larry Craig's restroom romancing, and scores of other career-ending shenanigans.
Devastatingly funny yet also meticulously researched and historically relevant, this irreplaceable guide to the headline-grabbing events, the reluctant apologies, and the inevitable consequences -- and, of course, the anguished spouses standing by their men -- offers an endlessly entertaining peek under the covers of our political establishment.
Paul Slansky is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, where his quizzes skewering the Bush “presidency” have appeared since the 2000 election. His work has also been seen in, among dozens of publications, The New York Observer, Spy, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Newsweek, Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone and the Huffington Post. He is the author of The Clothes Have No Emperor, a New York Times bestseller about the Reagan presidency; Idiots,Hypocrites, Demagogues, and More Idiots;The George W. Bush Quiz Book; and the co-author of My Bad: The Apology Anthology and Dan Quayle: Airhead Apparent. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.