Martin Eisenstadt’s best selling book is I Am Martin Eisenstadt: One Man’s (wildly inappropriate) Adventures with the Last Republicans published by Farrar, Strauss, Giroux (Macmillan).
The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and fine booksellers everywhere. The book was listed as one of the Top 3 Books of the Year by The Washington Monthly magazine, and received wide-spread critical and commercial acclaim. During his book tour, Marty was even feted at the home of Bill Clinton’s former press secretary Joe Lockhart, with a crowd filled with Washington’s elite punditocracy from across the political spectrum.
While some of these reviews still are confused about who actually wrote Marty’s autobiographical campaign memoir, we include them here out of fairness, and to further prove the point that Marty makes in his book: That he is a legitimate force in national politics and international diplomacy, despite the best efforts of enemies out to discredit him.
“Martin Eisenstadt’s new memoir…is essential reading for all political junkies.” - Ken Silverstein, Harper’s
“Consistently funny…Eisenstadt’s creators are shrewd observers of Washington, and they delight in sending up its countless absurdities, I intend it as real praise when I say that ‘I Am Martin Eisenstadt’ is the best fake memoir of the campaign season.” - Atlantic Monthly Sr. Editor Joshua Green in The Washington Monthly
“What Stephen Colbert is to Bill O’Reilly, Martin Eisenstadt is to countless political pundits. Hilarious…biting commentary on Washington, DC.” - Jeremy Jacobs, Politics Magazine
“Eisenstadt was the ingenious Internet concoction of two filmmakers, Eitan Gorlin and Dan Mirvish—a fictitious pundit working out of a non-existent think tank. His is a certain personality type taken to its logical and hilarious extreme…..the narrative is consistently both entertaining and thought-provoking.” - Yair Rosenberg, The Harvard Crimson
“It’s a fiendishly fun book, full of startling revelations: Eisenstadt lost his virginity to Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hall; was taken hostage by Somali pirates en route to Egypt; and tipped the press to Mark Foley’s career-ending text messages….A very clever book certain to delight political wonks.” - David Pitt, ALA Booklist
“Amazing!” – Howard Kurtz, CNN
“Washington has no shortage of pundits who pretend to know what they’re talking about. But there’s a real dearth of pretend pundits — and even fewer who will talk about why they’re pretending in the first place.” - Rick Klein, ABC News
“The prank was funny, but it was also a telling example of what can sneak through the cracks of a 24-hour cable news cycle. But this part is not a joke: The two jesters now have a book out.” - Patrick Gavin, POLITICO
“Eitan and Dan’s stunt simply proved what everyone already knew — 24-hour news can easily fall victim to sensationalism. But more importantly, the authors and the book are funny, and we should all relax and take ourselves a little less seriously.” - Amos Hochstein, Chris Dodd’s former deputy campaign manager, quoted in The Washington Post
“He’s been described as Stephen Colbert on the loose….The fake pundit has made friends with former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, who hosted a book party at his Embassy Row home Wednesday night.” - The Washington Examiner
“This Martin Eisenstadt character is pure genius.” - Mori Dinauer, The American Prospect
“Laugh-out-loud funny.” - Roll Call
“It’s great fun!” - David Chalian, ABC News Political Director
“In the tradition of Jonathan Swift, Mirvish and Gorlin mix poignant satire with razor-sharp wit in their parody of the conservative chattering classes.”
- Karen Pyudik, Hollywood Fine Arts Examiner
“Eisenstadt’s political career may be over, but Mirvish and Gorlin’s has just begun.” - Dana Harris, Variety
“If you are a political junkie who can laugh at yourself, if you love biting satire, if you think TV and radio pundits of any persuasion are given too much credence, then Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin’s “I Am Martin Eisenstadt” is the book for you…. If political satire is your cup of tea, take a sip of this book. It’s hilarious.” - Carol Bicak, Omaha World-Herald
“The book is funny. It’s satirically scandalous in the supposed earnest retelling of the recollections of this faux political pundit. Its existence is itself a scathing and spirited social commentary.” - Robert Nelson, Omaha World-Herald
“The audacity, the sheer preposterousness, and altogether wackiness of Eisenstadt’s claims, in general, are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny….both a fascinating account of news gone crazy and a sort of condemnation of the media’s penchant for heated hyperbole, looking for news where there really isn’t any to be found.” - Hal Senal, Omaha Jewish Press
“The hilariously yet dubiously insightful book ‘I Am Martin Eisenstadt’….manages to poke a little fun, also offers the kind of perceptive viewpoints that hopefully entertain and also encourage analytical thought.” - Jesse D. Stanek, The Omaha Reader
“I can’t vouch for the comedic value of the book, but I assure you the accompanying promotional video is very, very clever and well worth the watch.” - Clint Hendler, Columbia Journalism Review