Donald Does NYC

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Tomorrow, February 8th, former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld is releasing his new memoir, Known and Unknown (read the Rumpus Unreview of the book here).

In what could only be divine coincidence that is also the release date of Donald (McSweeney’s, 2011), the speculative novel about Rumsfeld by Eric Martin and our own Stephen Elliott. In order to celebrate the book’s release Eric and Steve will be reading from their new book at Pianos on Ludlow Street in New York City. They’ll be joined by singer-songwriter Alina Simone, cartoonist David Rees, musician Wolff (and his tuba, of course), and surprises aplenty! Festivities kick off at 8:30pm and the whole event is free!


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →