Thursday, March 8, 2018

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate (But Were Afraid to Ask) Pubs

Riverdale Avenue Books has just released Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *But Were Afraid to Ask. The new book from award-winning journalist Brian J. O’Connor and noted feminist author Lori Perkins exposes the Watergate Scandal 43 years after it happened with insights and wit.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Watergate *But Were Afraid to Ask dives deep into the infamous scandal. 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 exclusive interviews from two members of the House Judiciary Committee that impeached Nixon including Former Representatives Charles Rangel and Senator Elizabeth Holtzman.

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,” said Author Brian O’Connor. “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.”

“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,” said Author and Publisher Lori Perkins.

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.

Downloads of the book are available now at, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.

About the Authors

Brian J. O’Connor is an award-winning nationally syndicated finance and economics columnist, as well as author of The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese from Portfolio-Penguin. In addition to garnering rave reviews, The $1,000 Challenge was named Best Money Management Book of the Year by The Institute for Financial Literacy. O’Connor is a three-time winner of humor-writing awards from the National Society of Newspaper columnists, among others, as well as three Best in Business awards for his column and news coverage from the Society of American Business Editors and Writer. He was the founding managing editor of, the Web’s most popular finance site, and his freelance work has been featured in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Martha Stewart Living and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to his journalistic work, O’Connor is a respected consultant for white papers and corporate and branded content, as well as an executive ghostwriter. O’Connor holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College, and earned a master’s of science in journalism at Columbia University, where he was a 2001 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business.

Lori Perkins is a published author, book editor and literary agent with three decades experience in publishing newspapers and books. She was the owner and publisher of the Uptown Weekly News in Manhattan’s Washington Heights and Inwood in the 80’s, as well as an adjunct professor of journalism at NYU. She has written or edited 30 books, Including the very first zombie romance anthology, Hungry for Your Love and the nonfiction collection of essays 50 Writers on 50 Shades of Grey, as well as 1984 in the 21st Century. She is the founder of both the L. Perkins Agency, an established New York literary agency with numerous books on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as the Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, an award-winning hybrid publisher.

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