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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Meyer announces author event with NYT best-selling writer and Delaware native Dan Pfeiffer

WILMINGTON – Today, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced that New Castle County native and Friends School graduate, and former senior advisor and communications director to President Barack Obama will be appearing at Rockwood Park’s Carriage House for a discussion of his new book (currently 6th on the New York Times Best Seller List) “Battling the Big Lie.” 

 

Doors open at 8 a.m., and discussion will begin at 8:30 a.m. Each guest will receive one complementary copy of Battling the Big Lie while supplies last. 

 

“It’s an honor any time New Castle County hosts a New York Times best-selling author but is especially exciting when that author is from New Castle County,” said County Executive Meyer. “I look forward to hosting this event and discussing his latest book.”

 

This is Pfeiffer’s third book, his previous two books also charted on the NYT best seller list; “Yes We (Still) Can” (#1 in 2018) and “Un-Trumping of America” (2020). 

 

Guests can register by visiting newcastlde.gov/dan.

 

About the book
In BATTLING THE BIG LIE, bestselling author Dan Pfeiffer dissects how the right-wing built a massive, billionaire-funded disinformation machine powerful enough to bend reality and nearly steal the 2020 election. From the perspective of someone who has spent decades on the front lines of politics and media, Pfeiffer lays out how the right-wing media apparatus works, where it came from, and what progressives can do to fight back against disinformation.

 

A functioning democracy depends on a shared understanding of reality. America is teetering on the edge because one of the two parties in our two-party system views truth, facts, and science as their opponent. BATTLING THE BIG LIE is a call to arms for anyone and everyone who cares about truth and democracy. There are no easy answers or quick fixes, but something must be done.

 

About the author
Dan Pfeiffer is a cohost of Pod Save America. One of Barack Obama's longest serving advisors, he was White House director of communications under President Obama (2009-2013) and senior advisor to the president (2013-2015). He lives in the Bay Area of California with his wife, Howli, their daughter, Kyla, and their son, Jack.

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