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Ari Berman, Class of 2000, Publishes His First Book

Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, by Maharishi School alumnus Ari Berman, will be published in hardcover by Farrar, Straus and  Giroux on September 28th, 2010. Ari Berman is a political correspondent for The Nation and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Nation Institute.His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Editor & Publisher, and The Guardian. He is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span, and NPR.

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“Ari Berman has written a political narrative so revelatory and exhilarating it kept me up nights reading. Herding Donkeys is some of the freshest and incisive political reporting out there, and Berman, who has the keen eye of a novelist, is one heck of a storyteller.” —Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

“An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at how the Obama campaign built on the grassroots movement that had catapulted Dean to prominence . . . Engaging and balanced—a stand-out book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The resurgence of the Democratic Party in the past two election cycles is one of the most important—and least understood—political stories of the new century. Ari Berman tells that tale with reportorial verve, a keen eye, a sharp pen, and a wealth of fresh insight. If you want to understand the grassroots revival of progressivism in America, and also the new challenges and aching disappointments that have come along with it, this is the book to read.” —John Heilemann, national political columnist for New York magazine and coauthor of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of Lifetime

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