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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:53 PM

I have basked in the glow of Rachel Madow

And lived to tell the tale! I just returned home from a wild 27 hour journey to San Francisco and back (14 hours of driving total) in order to attend Rachel Maddow's book release event at the City Arts & Lectures theater. The ticket included a copy of the book Blowout and I am excited to read it. The event was completely sold out on the night she announced it. I was very lucky to buy my tickets immediately so I only had to pay $59. The guys sitting behind me paid $400 each!

Anyway, she spoke for a few minutes and then read an exerpt from the book. The crowd was enthusiastic (massive understatement!) and then she was interviewed by Dan Pfeiffer (President Obama's Communications Director). It was all so funny and fabulous - like having my own personal Rachel Maddow Show without any commercials. It was ALL A-block! And she left us (as she always does) laughing, better educated, and hopeful.

The audio of the event will be posted on the City Arts & Lectures podcast at some point in the near future, and it will be offered on KQED 88.5 FM soon. The website is cityarts.net. I will post again when I see that it is available. Be sure to listen!

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Reply I have basked in the glow of Rachel Madow (Original post)
leftieNanner Oct 7 OP
FakeNoose Oct 7 #1
lunatica Oct 7 #2
mahina Oct 7 #3
leftieNanner Oct 7 #6
mahina Oct 7 #20
Blue_playwright Oct 7 #23
babylonsister Oct 7 #4
Gothmog Oct 7 #5
rurallib Oct 7 #7
leftieNanner Oct 7 #9
rurallib Oct 7 #13
a kennedy Oct 7 #16
maddiemom Oct 8 #32
smirkymonkey Oct 7 #8
Mr.Bill Oct 7 #10
leftieNanner Oct 7 #11
Comatose Sphagetti Oct 7 #12
Karadeniz Oct 7 #14
littlemissmartypants Oct 7 #15
FailureToCommunicate Oct 7 #17
Doreen Oct 7 #18
Hortensis Oct 7 #19
Raster Oct 7 #21
leftieNanner Oct 7 #24
Raster Oct 8 #30
Gelliebeans Oct 7 #22
orleans Oct 7 #25
blm Oct 7 #26
Kath2 Oct 7 #27
Upthevibe Oct 7 #28
dmr Oct 8 #31
Hekate Oct 8 #29
panfluteman Oct 8 #33
louis-t Oct 8 #34
Bonx Oct 8 #35
leftieNanner Oct 8 #38
dem in texas Oct 8 #36
tavalon Oct 8 #37
calimary Oct 9 #39

Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:55 PM

1. I am green with envy

You lucky dog!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:59 PM

2. What a great day for you!

I can only imagine the enthusiasm and excitement in the room. It must feel comforting to see so many fans there. She is very special and I imagine her fans are too.

It must have felt like you were in a room with soulmates!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:00 PM

3. I'm listening to the audiobook right now.

A little jealous if Iím honest.

Lucky bug!

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Response to mahina (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:11 PM

6. I think I'll put that on my Xmas list!

Because I understand that it's her voice reading her own book.
I'm always disappointed every week night after she signs off. If I purchase the audio book, then I can listen to her at will.

Excellent idea!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:21 PM

20. Isn't she just that good. I know what you mean.

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Response to mahina (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:13 PM

23. I am, too!

Itís good so far. I travel a bit for work now and Iím listening a bit at a time.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. Sounds great, thanks! nt

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:08 PM

5. WOW

That was a great thing to do.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:27 PM

7. Rachel who?







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Response to rurallib (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:29 PM

9. VERY FUNNY!

Her name is Rachel Maddow and she's a brilliant journalist who has a program at 9 Eastern on MSNBC. You should watch it some time. It's very good for surviving these turbulent times.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:36 PM

13. Is she as good as Hannity?

sorry, I just couldn't resist

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Response to rurallib (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:23 AM

32. Isn't Hannity a Rhodes Scholar?

Oh wait...he needs a college degree first.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:29 PM

8. Lucky you!

What a great experience!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:31 PM

10. I'd like to get drunk with Rachel.

With her making the drinks, of course.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:33 PM

11. Me too!

Last night as I left the theater, several other fans and I agreed that we'd love to take her out for a beer and chat. She is as genuine and self deprecating as you would imagine. And so damned funny!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:35 PM

12. I'd like to take her fishing.

Intelligent/insightful/deep conversation AND largemouth bass.
Whaddayawant!!??

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:41 PM

14. So happy for you! Glad it was all you wanted it to be!❤

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:48 PM

15. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy this opportunity.

Thanks for sharing it with us. ❤

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:02 PM

17. How cool! Lucky you.

We've seen Rachel a time or two here in Cambridge. She is certainly one of the great minds reporting these days. And real nice, funny in person as you saw.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:14 PM

18. Pictures?

We wanna see! Beautiful pictures of our smiling DU friend and our wonderful news caster.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:16 PM

19. :) Thanks, Nanner. I'll be looking for your post.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:44 PM

21. I am a long-time Rachel fan... she is absolutely BRILLIANT...

...and this older gay man finds her absolutely adorable. Rachel rocks. And when broadcast awards are handed out, Rachel should get a Pulitzer for her steady, on-point reporting about the tRump* nightmare that consumes us. Rachel rocks!

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Response to Raster (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:14 PM

24. OK. So don't tell anybody

But I'm a straight female - and I have a total crush on her....

Especially don't tell her beloved Susan!

Or my husband. (He already knows.)



On edit: Totally support the Pulitzer idea.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 06:59 AM

30. Your secret is safe with me!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:10 PM

22. Nice

Iím reading it right now and have been recording all her press for the book, but to be able to sit listen live is awesome

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:17 PM

25. lucky! n/t

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:31 PM

26. How wonderful for you.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:34 PM

27. That sounds fabulous!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 11:44 PM

28. That's the coolest story/post!

I'm sooooooooo happy for you. I'm watching her show now-DVR'd from just a little over an hour ago (Mon. 10/7) and she mentioned she's in L.A. which is where I live. Obviously, I wasn't able to get tickets.

I've been a fan of hers when I first discovered her on Air America. I worked at a career college and my hours were 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. I'm normally a morning person but the job was a great opportunity so I took it. Also, it was about an hour from where I lived with no traffic. Anyway, her show aired at around 10 at night. There was also a guy on the show named Kent who was kind of a side-kick but it was mainly her show. It was in the early 2000's and no one had heard of her. That program made my drive home a delight! She was amazing even way back then.

I actually predict that someday there'll some kind of "Rachel Maddow Excellence in Journalism" award given to those who excel in this arena.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:02 AM

31. Kent Jones. He also appeared on her MSNBC show.

He's an award winning comedy writer.

I haven't seen him on Rachel's in years. I wonder what's up, and hope he's well. Anybody know?

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:59 AM

29. Damn, I am jealous! What an excellent thing for you to experience!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM

33. Rachel's the Boss, the Expert, on All Things Regarding Trump and Russia.

I watch her show faithfully whenever I can. She fills you in on things that most of the mainstream media ignores - but which are nevertheless mighty important - not only the front story, but also the back story, and the side stories as well.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:36 AM

34. Lucky!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:45 AM

35. Was this a benefit event? I'm curious what her favorite charities are.

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Response to Bonx (Reply #35)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:02 PM

38. No I don't believe it was a charity event

It was a part of her book tour for her new book BLOWOUT. It was offered by the San Francisco City Arts & Lectures program. There are maybe ten or so stops for her all across the country. She was in Tulsa, OK on Saturday, San Francisco on Sunday, and LA last night. Hence her show aired from LA.

I don't know what her personal charities are either. That would be interesting to understand. I'm sure she is very generous.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:50 AM

36. A Rachel fan since her Air America days

Lucky You, Wish I could see her in person. She is the best

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:09 PM

37. kicking

And marking so I can hear the audio.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:33 AM

39. How cool! Thanks for the report!

Sounds like a terrific event!

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