The 2016 presidential campaign is one for the history books. And not necessarily in a good way. Donald Trump constantly seems to be saying things that even your drunk uncle wouldn’t utter at Thanksgiving dinner. Hillary Clinton has trust issues that leave many voters feeling more comfortable dealing with a Nigerian prince. This is an election that is truly one table flip away from becoming a reality show, and one of the few ways to find something positive in it all is to read The Can’t-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name.
Former People Magazine and New York Times journalist Craig Tomashoff was as unhappy as the rest of the country with our mainstream choices for president. Eager to find someone new worth voting for, he traveled 10,000 miles across America to meet some of the more than1800 average citizens who have filed their paperwork to run for the highest office in the land. The Can’t-idates is a very personal chronicle of that journey. It was a trip that renewed his faith in people and politics, as well as becoming a book that captures the humor and heart of an America that the press and the politicians have forgotten about.
“A wonderful look at the personalities on the fringe of Presidential politics & the mind of Craig Tomashoff, who’s drawn to them.” – Madeline Smithberg, co-creator of The Daily Show
“Add to your reading list.” – David Duchovny, famous actor man