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McSweeney’s To Publish Novel about Donald Rumsfeld

When former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld publishes his memoir on February 8th, McSweeney’s will publish a “high-wire allegory” entitled Donald on the same day. Written by Stephen Elliott and Eric Martin, the novel will be a paperback original.

Here’s more from the release (click to enlarge the cover image): “As America’s infamous former Secretary of Defense lies poised to unleash his wistful recollections and rewriting of the war on terror, authors Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott humbly submit their take on the historical record: Donald. What would happen if Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary and architect of the war on terror, was abducted at night from his Maryland home, held without charges in his own prison system, denied a trial, and kept in a place where no one could find him, beyond the reach of the law?”

OR Books pulled a similar move in 2009, releasing an essay collection entitled Going Rouge: Sarah Palin: An American Nightmare on the same day Palin’s Going Rogue memoir was published.

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