RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 842993985 LA English T1 This town : two parties and a funeral--plus, plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital A1 Leibovich, Mark., YR 2013 SN 9780399161308 0399161309 AB In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning--and often hysterically funny--examination of our ruling class's incestuous "media industrial complex." Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city's most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent "brand" than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on "changing Washington" can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.