Tim Miller's "Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell"

Tim Miller's "Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell"

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The Rink Shopping Center

2727 Prytania Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Author Event for Tim Miller's "Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell"

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Former Republican political operative Tim Miller will be at The Garden District Book Shop July 14th for an in depth discussion and signing of his new book “Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell,” an anguished yet entertaining exposé of how the Republican party became enthralled with Donald Trump. In ”Why We Did It”, Miller answers the question no one else has fully grappled with: Why did average Americans go along with the worst of Trumpism?

As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC “autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy, desperation, and self-deception for everyone to see. In a bracingly honest reflection on both his own past work for the Republican Party and the contortions of his former peers in the GOP establishment, Miller draws a straight line between the actions of the 2000s GOP to the Republican political class's Trumpian takeover, including the horrors of January 6th.

“Why We Did It” is a vital, darkly satirical warning that all the narcissistic justifications that got us to this place still thrive within the Republican party, which means they will continue to make the same mistakes and political calculations that got us here, with disastrous consequences for the nation.

The event will begin at 6:00 PM with a welcome reception including select beverages and light bites. Miller will then be in-conversation with The New York Times’ national political correspondent and author of “This Will Not Pass”, Jonathan Martin. Miller and Martin walk guests through some key insights from “Why We Did It”, and the discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A. Miller will then be available to personalize books for guests. Copies of Martin’s “This Will Not Pass” will also be available for purchase.

Entrance to the event requires purchase of the book through Eventbrite. Interested parties can reserve their book on Eventbrite for $31 ($26.99 book retail value + event and Eventbrite fees.) Couples tickets are also available for $35 and includes entrance for two.

For more information, visit us at www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

All citywide-mandated COVID safety protocols will be in place.

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