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Rachel Maddow loves Ali Davis.

Drift is densely packed with years of research and unapologetic political wonk, but just like on her show, Maddow tempers the academia with whimsical anecdotes and spit-taking humor. I own a book containing all the declassified documents from the Iran-Contra scandal; it’s like a thousand pages long. But Maddow sums it up thusly: Iran-Contra was like “‘F-k Congress,’ only in Latin.” She explores it more deeply than that, of course, but she does candor with a perfect mix of cleverness. - Heather Hogan

5 reasons you should read Rachel Maddow’s Drift

Yes, all three photos are necessary. Rachel Maddow, shilling her book, Drift.