The Bloviator: Sex, Drugs, Fraud, Suicide, Murder, Scandal, Adultery, Quackery, Corruption, Superstition and President Warren G. Harding.

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1923: Faced with impending personal and political scandals (corrupt cabinet members, drinking, gambling, failing health made worse by a quack physician, blackmailers attempting to exploit his numerous affairs and bastard children, murders and suicides), President Warren G. Harding embarks on a cross-country train trip, from Washington D.C. to Alaska, in an effort to rehabilitate his chances for re-election--something he is unsure he even wants. But the GOP have lost faith in Warren. However, they have taken a liking to the idea of running the first-ever female president: Florence, his smart, and ambitious wife. After all, it had been Florence who had spearheaded the innovations that not only got Warren elected in 1920, but which are still used today: the creation of solicitation-telephone calls, celebrity endorsements, photo-ops, news reels, radio ads, direct marketing... And it was Florence who is both the brains of the outfit, and the star of this show. Harding is simply the handsome, good natured, overly-trusting, face. Based on the true, last (and unbelievably bizarre) six months in the life of America's 29th President, THE BLOVIATOR tells the story of sex, drugs, scandals, blackmail, murder, suicides--and the presidency. THE BLOVIATOR is a "fiction fueled by fact" in that while some elements are constructions, they are well with-in the plausible, and probable, range of the facts. THE BLOVIATOR is an epic; a massive and sprawling work; history as absurdity, as if it were being filtered through a cracked prism--but the prism is not cracked. Most of the story told here is unbelievably, incredibly, based on true events.

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JIM YOAKUM has been a professional writer for over thirty years. He is the author of non-fiction books, novels and is the screenwriter of three produced feature films. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, websites and periodicals including Rolling Stone, The Onion and Goldmine. He was former writing partners with the late Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is U.S. Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives. He is also a professional musician. Some of his other writings can be seen at thearchivest.wordpress.com.

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"The fact that about 95% of what's in here is true makes it all the more absurd and hilarious." - Washington Review of Books

"At times a rambling incoherent mess - that's President Harding, the novel is brilliant." - Colophon Quarterly

"A Brilliant Mix of Fact and Fiction." - New Booklist

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