Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain, who recently relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, will collaborate with comedian Michael Ian Black for a book.
Meghan, the daughter of Ariz. Sen. John McCain, tweeted on Tuesday, “SO EXCITED TO FINALLY ANNOUNCE – I’m writing my next book with a gosh darned Democrat.” The Arizona native also linked to a Publisher’s Weekly story, which confirms that she’s indeed teaming up with Michael Ian Black for a humor book titled, “Stupid for America.”
“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,” Publisher’s Weekly wrote. “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.’”
Da Capo Press describes the work as “Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson on a political cannonball run across America.”
Meghan McCain, who wrote a memoir “Dirty Sexy Politics” last year, further tweeted on Tuesday, “n all seriousness, i couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with @michaelianblack – it’s something completely different, crazy and weird.”
When Huffington Post contributor Jason Pinter tweeted, “@michaelianblack is writing a book with @McCainBlogette. Seriously. I think my head just exploded,” Michael Ian Black tweeted back a positive response.
“Then we’ve succeeded,” Michael Ian Black wrote to Pinter.