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From Kansas To DC And Hollywood - Dan Glickman Pens Memoir

Book cover for "Laughing at Myself" by Dan Glickman
University Press of Kansas
University Press of Kansas

Dan Glickman was a Jewish kid from Kansas, son of self-made, entrepreneurial parents and a grandson of Russian and Eastern European immigrants. He ended up as a congressman, secretary of agriculture, and chief lobbyist for Hollywood. The big question is – how did that happen? Glickman joins us this morning to discuss his new book: "Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies."

Dan Glickman is a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and an adjunct professor of agriculture and nutrition at Tufts University. He served for eighteen years in the US House of Representatives representing the 4th Congressional District of Kansas, as the US Secretary of Agriculture from (1995– 2001), and as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (2004– 2010).

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.