“This town”–a really short review

Mark Leibovich’s book This Town has been receiving outsized attention for its account of official Washington. This really isn’t my thing, and I don’t live or work in Washington. Having listened to the author being interviewed, though, I do believe this book reminds me of something: A detailed set of clinical case-notes compiled in an asylum by an expert who has conducted years of interviews and research, and yet somehow never figured out that he, himself, is also a patient there.