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Andrew Heaton's savagely funny work on contemporary American democracy is a treasury of political satire. His regular sterling wit and pithy insights are combined with his own unique brand of cartoons, which, as he describes, "are about what I would have produced in my childhood, had I started drinking that early." He expertly wields his humor to tackle standard libertarian irritants, from indignity over needing a Segway license, to the spectacular failure of cupcake regulation, farm bills, the Drug War, and social intolerance. Heaton tackles his subjects with a fresh and upbeat attitude, as if Dave Barry were running for Congress. -- Last House Standing Books
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Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, writer, and political satirist residing in New York City. Originally from the state of Oklahoma, he has lived in Washington, DC while working as a staffer for the United States Congress, and in Scotland as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar while earning his masters degree in International Politics. He was voted NYC’s Greatest New Comedian, 2013 by the Broadway Comedy Club, and has performed standup comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in Australia, Germany and throughout the United States. He was the resident comedian at Edinburgh’s Saturnalia Cabaret (he went on stage in between a burlesque dancer and a guy who eats light bulbs), and is a member of the Pardon the Pundit political comedy troupe in Washington, DC. He is a regular contributor with The Freeman, ClotureClub.com, Brightest Young Things, and Ask A New Yorker, and has written for Reason and Barron’s Magazine.Review:
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"From the Monkey Cage is an amazing, funny work that ought to be required text book reading. After spending most all my time in state government, there were a lot of things I didn't know or realize about what happens up on The Hill--Andrew Heaton opened my eyes. I grew up in a conservative family, and after attending OBU I became a moderate liberal... now I'm a Heatontarian."
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