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Charleston Mercury Presents: Shay McNeal

The Charleston Mercury presents author Shay McNeal as she speaks about her recent book, The Road to Trump. To RSVP, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

A country divided will fall into the abyss it creates.
The Road to Trump chronicles the most pressing issues the United States faced over the last five years in an effort to illuminate the prevailing political landscape. McNeal's columns, Meet You in the Middle, published in the Charleston Mercury, in Charleston, S.C., reveal the raw nature of the state of our nation. The Road to Trump also places on the record McNeal's insightful analysis of China and Russia as they challenge the United States on the world stage. Moreover, The Road to Trump clearly illustrates how failure to meet in the middle fueled the successful election of the outsider, Donald Trump, and contributed to the resurgence of China and Russia.
In January 2016, her column titled Mourning in America was one of the first analyses indicating that Trump would go the distance. Moreover, she was the rare columnist at the time who was prescient regarding the 2016 election and called it right, even before candidate Trump became the Republican Party nominee.

Shay McNeal is a past political consultant, past president of an advertising and marketing firm as well as an executive in the fashion and retail business where she began her business career.  She has been a guest numerous times on the BBC, CNN, and radio shows in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Shay's last book, The Secret Plot to Rescue the Tsar, garnered a full-page review in the Sunday Times (London).  Vogue (UK), BookPage and Publishers Weekly, among others, weighed in as well. She is an indefatigable researcher who is fearless when it comes to placing valid yet controversial findings on the record.