Jan 20, 2023 - Politics & Policy

First look: New Ben Terris book on Washington's weirdos

Cover: Twelve

Ben Terris — the WashPost feature writer who exposed former Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey"-inspired office décor — will be out June 6 with a book about "the people who see this moment as an opportunity to bet big — on their country or maybe just on themselves."

Driving the news: "The Big Break: The Weirdos, Wonks, and Wannabes Trying to Win in Washington While America Loses Its Mind" is written in the vein of Mark Leibovich's "This Town."

  • Terris follows gamblers both figurative and literal: The characters include a pollster with a gambling habit, and the reporting destinations include poker nights.
  • More on the book...Preorder.
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