About the Author
is the author of ten books of fiction, media criticism, and social and political commentary.
He was a regular columnist for the New York Daily News from 2000 until 2004. Today his columns appear frequently in major newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles
Times and the New York Post. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
Born and raised in Pontiac
, he moved to Israel
after graduating from college, and spent a decade in the army, government service and politics. In 1977, he was appointed Director of the Government Press Office, a post he held for five years during the administration of Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
A master entertainer, popular radio voice, and leader of the conservative political movement is profiled by Chafets, who expanded his NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE cover story with significant research and interviews, including unprecedented access to Limbaugh himself. Erik Synnestvedt's audio performance provides an engaging and informative tone as the author recounts compelling stories about Limbaugh's life--even the parts we already know about. Synnestvedt's narration is appropriately even-toned, youthful, and enthusiastic as the author describes Limbaugh's grand tastes, satiric humor, and relationship with his father, who was his hero. The result is an enjoyable romp, despite the abrupt jumps forward and backward in time. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine