The Can't-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name

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The 2016 presidential campaign is one for the history books—and not necessarily in a good way. DONALD TRUMP constantly seems to be saying things that even your drunk uncle wouldn’t utter at Thanksgiving dinner. HILLARY CLINTON has trust issues that rival any email Nigerian prince. This is an election that’s truly one table flip away from becoming a reality show. Luckily, there’s a ray of hope and positivity amidst the madness. Meet The Can’t-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name. Former People magazine and New York Times journalist CRAIG TOMASHOFF was as unhappy as the rest of the country about our mainstream choices for president. Eager to discover a new voice worth voting for, Tomashoff traveled 10,000 miles across America to meet some of the 1800+ average citizens who’ve filed paperwork to run for the highest office in the land—and to teach his only son a lesson about big dreams and perseverance before sending him off to college. The Can’t-idates is a moving, extremely personal chronicle of that journey, a trip that renewed a father’s faith in people and politics, while capturing the humor and heart of an America that the press and the politicians have long ignored.

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The 2016 presidential campaign is one for thehistory books. And not necessarily in a good way. Donald Trump constantly seems to be saying things that even yourdrunk uncle wouldn't utter at Thanksgiving dinner. Hillary Clinton has trust issues that leave many voters feelingmore comfortable dealing with a Nigerian prince. This is an election that istruly one table flip away from becoming a reality show, and one of the few waysto find something positive in it all is to read The Can't-idates: Running For PresidentWhen Nobody Knows Your Name.
 
Former People Magazine and NewYork Times journalist Craig Tomashoff was as unhappy as therest of the country with our mainstream choices for president. Eager to findsomeone new worth voting for, he traveled 10,000 miles across America to meetsome of the more than1800 average citizens who have filed their paperwork torun for the highest office in the land. The Can't-idates is a very personal chronicleof that journey. It was a trip that renewed his faith in people and politics,as well as becoming a book that captures the humor and heart of an America thatthe press and the politicians have forgotten about.

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"A wonderful look at the personalities on thefringe of Presidential politics & the mind of Craig Tomashoff, who's drawnto them." - Madeline Smithberg,co-creator of The Daily Show
 
"Citizens have a responsibility to be part of the electionprocess. And here's a little read to help you along with that. - Michael Steele, formerRepublican National Committee chairperson
 
 "Add to your reading list." - David Duchovny, famous actor man
 
"Ifsomeone like Malcolm Gladwell or David Sedaris had written this book (andCraig, in my opinion, is just as good a writer--certainly wittier, well as witty as David) I imagine itwould have hit the bestseller lists by now...The book is great. If you love This American Life, you're bound to enjoy The Can't-idates."  - LizAlexander, author, GoodReads
 
 
 

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