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Forthcoming Book Rips Giuliani

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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RUDY AWAKENING Giuliani

Invoking his post-9/11 status as "America's Mayor" might not be enough to propel Rudy Giuliani in his presidential bid—at least not if punk rock publisher Soft Skull Press has any say about it.

And they do. In about a month, Soft Skull is planning to release what an insider there calls "an anti-Giuliani bandwagon book." Radar took a gander at the forthcoming collection of essays from curmudgeonly columnists like Jimmy Breslin and New York Times writer Jim Dwyer and found some resurfaced gems. Breslin, for example, concludes that Giuliani "had no feel for the city, which in turn never saw what was inside him. The inner person was blind, mean, and duplicitous." Dwyer writes about "his absolute genius at finding mirror opposite images for his generous self-regard."

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But the book is best summed up by the various ways it characterizes Giuliani. Some of the most scathing characterizations after the jump ...

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