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Santa Claus sells out to Corporate America! Read all about it! (Interview)


What I don’t know about Christmas could fill a week’s worth of shows.

But what I do know is business reporting. And the investigative work done by Bruce Kluger and David Slavin in their new book, Twas the Night Before Christmas: 21st Century Edition, should be a prize-winner for its depth and insight into the Santa Scandal of our era.


This behind-the-scenes expose of the selling of SantaCo is shocking to even the most disinterested viewer. There must be a special place in hell for T. Clive Dingoe of GiGantiCorp, but especially for Kyle Kringle, son of Kris. And reserve a place for the folks at GiGantiCorp who are keeping Twas the Night Before Christmas: 21st Century Edition out of American bookstores – a conspiracy of silence if ever there was one!

Joining me today are Bruce Kluger and David Slavin, writers and producers for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” They also produced the instant classic biography, Young Dick Cheney: Great American.

Bruce Kluger Website

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=andelmancom&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=097527242X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrHear it now!http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=andelmancom&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0740797964&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrBRUCE KLUGER audio excerpt: “What would happen if a giant American corporation did a leveraged buyout of Santa’s Workshop? … Our book is sort of American journalism of the day: fake the facts and manipulate them to your own design. It’s the Pulitzer Prize winning nonfiction of 2010.” 

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You can LISTEN to this interview with NPR writer/producers BRUCE KLUGER and DAVID SLAVIN, co-author of TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 21st CENTURY EDITION, by clicking the audio player above!

Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

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