CARL HOFFMAN is a former contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Savage Harvest, which was a New York Times editors' choice and one of the Washington Post's 50 notable works of nonfiction for 2014; The Last Wild Men of Borneo, an Edgar Awards nominee and finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Awards and the SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition; and The Lunatic Express. He lives in Washington, D.C.
'The indefatigable Carl Hoffman has traveled up New Guinea's Ewta River to visit the isolated Asmat people, and fraternized with the Penan in the rain forests of Borneo. In Liar's Circus, he journeys deep into the world of a no-less-exotic tribe: the hardest of the hard-core supporters of President Donald Trump. Joining the infatuated at campaign rallies from Minnesota to Texas, Hoffman brilliantly evokes both the hypnotic cadences of a demagogue and the misguided faith of his followers. He plunges with them down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, grievances, and alienation-without ever losing sight of their humanity. It is trenchant, surprising, and profound.' Joshua Hammer, bestselling author of The Falcon Thief and The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu