“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *But Were Afraid to Ask” Published for the 43rd Anniversary of Richard Nixon Resignation by Riverdale Avenue Books
- Free Chapters of the Book Available on August 8th, New Book will be Released on August 14th -
New York, NY - August 8th, 2017 - The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is releasing Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *But Were Afraid to Ask by Brian J. O’Connor and Lori Perkins on August 14th. Select chapters will be available for free to read on RiverdaleAveBooks.com on August 8th, the 43rd anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resigning from office.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *But Were Afraid to Ask goes against the grain. In today’s newsfeed, the Watergate story is usually told from the perspective of straight, white male journalists and politicians who were at the center of the scandal—but Watergate happened to all of us – wives, mothers, children, black, white, queer, immigrants. Those voices and perceptions are rarely heard, until now. The book includes several exclusive interviews including Rep. Charles Rangel, the African American junior Representative on the House Judiciary Committee.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *But Were Afraid to Ask looks at the wider ripples of the Watergate explosion and how it changed the way Americans saw themselves, their country and the world around them using a humor reminiscent of the Daily Show including witty, yet informative chapters such as How Watergate is Taught Today; Game of Quotes - Nixon or Trump; and Food for Thought, which offers actual recipes from Pat Nixon and the oddly-named pistachio-flavored Watergate salad.
“Events in Washington make the issues raised in Watergate so current, that we felt it was important to quickly put together a book to show how deeply Watergate has influenced the culture, from phrases such as ‘the smoking gun’ that are part of the political lexicon to the books and movies inspired by this major turning point in American history.” said Author Brian O’Connor. “ We also found some interesting parallels between Trump and Nixon, and some disturbing trivia that includes meatloaf as an indicator of presidential fitness.”
Author and Publisher Lori Perkins added, “This is the one book to read if you never know what to say when people start talking about politics. It’s chock full of Watergate facts, both serious and frivolous, that will make you seem like a real Watergate aficionado and shut anyone else up.”
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *but Were Afraid to Ask is both a serious, and irreverent book, put together by a team of two newspaper journalists and ten college interns from throughout the country.