The Book Cellar
Join us at The Book Cellar as journalist and author, Jeff Fleischer, launches his new book, Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections
About Jeff Fleischer:
Fleischer has been a journalist for more than 15 years. He has lived in three states and three countries, and my work has appeared in more than 30 nations on every continent save Antarctica.
The author of three books, Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections (Zest Books, 2016), Rockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X (Zest Books, 2015), and The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias (Fall River Press, 2011). He has also published fiction stories in publications like The Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, Steam Ticket and several others.
He has also served as a fellow at Mother Jones, a reporter in residence at the Sydney Morning Herald and the national op/ed and politics editor for U-Wire. As a freelance writer, I’ve worked for publications from Chicago Magazine and Mental_Floss to the New Republic and BuzzFlash to the Chicago Daily Herald and Rugby Magazine. Internationally, my work’s appeared in publications including the Toronto Star, Sudan Tribune, Southland (New Zealand) Times and Austria’s Profil.
About Votes of Confidence:
In extremely engaging and accessible prose, Jeff Fleischer (a Chicago-based journalist who has written for Mother Jones, Mentalfloss, National Geographic Traveler, and more) presents to young people a comprehensive look at the election process, how it works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. This book is invaluable for younger readers may only be old enough to remember one or two elections, and even for those of us who should theoretically have a good grasp of the voting/election process.