Rachel Maddow, host of the Emmy Award–winning eponymous show on MSNBC, will host at a different venue, today’s breakfast. Up until last week, Maddow kept mum on the reason she would be at BookExpo. But on her show she announced the upcoming publication of Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth (Crown, Oct.).
The author of the 2012 bestseller Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, Maddow said on the show that two things about her earlier book surprised her: “The book did really well. It still sells a bunch. The other thing that happened was that I publicly and privately swore I would never ever write another book. Honestly, it almost killed me to write that book.”
As Maddow admitted, she lied. But, she added, “It turns out that I had another case to make that was driving me nuts—as much as I tried to talk myself out of it. It’s about the oil and gas industry. It’s about the Russian decision to attack our 2016 election.”
Today, 8–9:30 a.m. Rachel Maddow will host the Adult Book & Author Breakfast, on the Main Stage.