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We found out which of Wisconsin’s political scribes had sold the most units.

Most politicians make for lousy writers. Who wants to read 70,000 words of self-promotion? And yet book-writing comes so easy for so many of our elected representatives, most of them desperate to project their thin, reedy voices across a national stage. With a little help from Milwaukee-based literary agent Elizabeth Evans, we found out which of Wisconsin’s political scribes had sold the most units (as of late August), and which had sold the fewest. Sadly, we were unable to locate sales data for U.S. Sen. William Proxmire’s 1973 blockbuster You Can Do It: Senator Proxmire’s Exercise, Diet and Relaxation Plan.

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‘The Lion, the Witch and the Cloakroom’ appears in the October 2015 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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