My new book 101 Presidential Insults: What They Really Thought About Each Other – and What It Means to Us was released by the publisher on June 7, 2019. It is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble (although it may be temporarily out-of-stock there), or you can order it from your local bookstore.
Excerpts from Book Reviews: The following are some excerpts from readers who have reviewed the book online:
- “Purdy’s book presents presidential insults from our history; they are funny, sad, and quite revealing of the human propensity to denigrate opponents. But Purdy has a message for us all—value civility, relationships, and the common good. It’s a quick read and well worth it.”
- “This book brings home the fact that what we really need as a people, more than ever, instead of duking it out, is to drop our gloves and come out listening to each other.”
- “Mike Purdy’s gem is short enough for a quick historical journey, yet deep enough to shake us to our core. The author’s use of historical context of presidential insults from Washington to the present demonstrates both the wit and weaknesses of those filling the highest office in the land.”
- “Anyone reading this delightful short study will have reactions of laughter, shock, and amazement as they learn more about the personalities of our 44 Presidents.”
- “Who knew history could be so funny? I laughed as I read through the insults presidents have said about each other. I was also sad to realize the juvenile behavior exhibited by our presidents. Mike Purdy’s book is an eye opener that merges humor, history, and politics. I highly recommend this fun, easy-to-read, and thoughtful book.”
2 Radio Interviews: I was recently interviewed by two radio stations (one in Seattle and one in Ohio) about my book. Below are links so you can listen to the interviews.
- Seattle, Washington: Listen to my 57 minute interview on SPACE 101.1 FM, hosted by Jean Godden and Sue Donaldson, both former Seattle city council members. Click here to listen to the interview.
- Marion, Ohio: Listen to my 42 minute interview with WWGH 107.1, hosted by Adam Lepp. Click here to listen to the interview.