Announcing the Release of the Wizard and the White House

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The Wizard and the White House is now officially released and available at, and other fine online retailers as well as  certain select mortar and brick stores such as Curious Iguana (Frederick, Maryland) and Book Court (Brooklyn, New York).

Here’s what’s being said about The Wizard and the White House:

“One weird, wild, original, imaginative, parodic book—funny, serious, and enlarged by its big and generous heart!”

—Sophy Burnham, author of A Book of Angels and The President’s Angel

“Relevant and timely, Mike Maggio’s The Wizard and the White House deftly satirizes contemporary politics and mores in the manner of Gogol or Swift. Smart and funny, witty and boisterous—this is the political novel the 21st Century desperately needs.”

—Nathan Leslie, author of Sibs and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice

“Here’s a collaboration that Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, and Hanuman the Monkey God might have written. Mike Maggio uses broad strokes, plus a clown cannon, in this absurd political farce. Wizardly magic wreaks havoc on the White House, and a diverse cast of characters, consistently chewed up and spit out by Amerika, band together to figure it out.”

—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine

A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith

“A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story.”

—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)

The Wizard and the White House has also been called “the novel that really captures Washington in the 2000s!”

You can listen to a podcast of an interview that  Cynthia Ceilan, the publisher of Little Feather Books, and I did on The Hotline with Dennis Price this past Tuesday.

And for those of you in the Frederick, Maryland area, I will doing a reading and book signing on Sunday, November 2 at 4 PM.

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