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Meet The Deplorables

On behalf of Media Kitty member Harmon Leon, we are pleased to share with you his latest book in collaboration with political cartoonist Ted Rall. Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America is a narrative stemming from Hillary Clinton's use of the word "deplorables" during the 2016 campaign to describe the racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic supporters of now-President Donald Trump.

Leon goes undercover deep into the heart of Trump America, and Rall adds an innovative extra dimension to the book with his own essays and full-color cartoons. The unique team brings readers on a journey of enlightenment for a firsthand account of the right-wing subcultures and those most adversely affected by Trump's policies on immigration, healthcare reform and race relations.

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Harmon Leon is a journalist, comedian and the author of six previous books, including The Harmon Chronicles and Republican Like Me, which both won Independent Publisher Awards for humor. Leon has appeared on This American Life, The Howard Stern Show, MSNBC, Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, Last Call with Carson Daly, and the BBC.

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He has performed critically acclaimed solo comedy shows at venues around the world, including The Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and Montreal's Just for Laughs. His writing can be found in Vice, The Nation, Esquire, Ozy, National Geographic, The Guardian, Wired, and more.

Ted Rall has worked in almost every aspect of cartooning. His syndicated editorial cartoons for Andrews McMeel Syndication have appeared in publications like The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Washington Post, and Village Voice since the 1990s and have earned him two RFK Journalism Awards and a Pulitzer finalistship. He has done local- and state-issue cartoons for The Asbury Park Press, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Harrisburg Patriot-News, and The Los Angeles Times and humor cartoons for MAD magazine.

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Rall's best-known books are the Gen X manifesto Revenge of the Latchkey Kids, the war travelogue To Afghanistan and Back, and the political bios Snowden and Bernie. His latest title is Francis: The People's Pope. Rall lives in New York.

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