Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord brokered the deal for the unlikely duo, who met each other, hit it off, and then came up with the idea for the book. The pair will be touring the country this summer, talking to everyday Americans about politics, to find out why, as the publisher put it, the system is “so f-ed up.” McCain is the single, conservative, blogger daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, and Black is a 40-year-old, left-wing, married, liberal, standup comic who’s known for such cult TV comedy shows as The State and Stella. Each of the pair has written bestselling books, and Da Capo described the concept as “Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson on a political cannonball run across America.”
Here’s some strange news: comedian Michael Ian Black and daughter-of-John-McCain Meghan McCain are planning to write a book together, one called Stupid for America. Here’s what to expect: Weird! I suppose we can expect this one to drop right in the middle of election season next year. I am looking forward to the two of them going through some shit and rethinking all of their life decisions, hopefully culminating with the both of them interviewing people at political rallies on acid. If you’re going to drop the Hunter S. Thompson comparison, you’d better deliver.