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NOTHIN’S ON THE SQUARE tells the story of 82 days on the 2015 mayoral campaign trail, making history In Chicago with Chuy Garcia vs Rahm Emanuel. Mike Houlihan tries cashing in on a losing ticket, before redemption kicks in way too late in the game.

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Critics Rave for NOTHIN’S ON THE SQUARE!

Good read by a great storyteller. Houli knows what he’s doing. This is a very good book. It was fascinating, you have to know about this book. He tells everything! He pisses people off that are friends of mine…and his! The stuff Houlihan puts out in the book, you can see how campaigns actually work. He’s an expert at that. I want you to go buy this book!


John Kass of Chicago Tribune/WGN Radio

A deep dive into the wicked and wacky world of Chicago politics with a man who knows the score. An incisive, rollicking, intimate trip. Mike Houlihan is a raconteur of the first order. This is a remarkably tough look at his involvement in the last mayoral election. He minces no words here… taking on politicians, media types, and a lot of other folks. This is a unique and essential Chicago book.

Rick Kogan-Chicago Tribune/WGN Radio

Just a fun, rollicking ride of a book, which says a lot about Chicago politics. For someone who doesn’t live and breathe and follow politics it’s an excellent kind of primer,.. virtually no one is unscathed in this thing, I laughed when I first read it. It’s all about the various deals and side deals plus elements of a political campaign and of a street campaign. This is a good way to get into what politics IS, and how it’s still played and how it has always been played. It’s such a great inside look of truly how a campaign runs and how the campaign operatives are and the personalities that are involved.

Rick Pearson-Chicago Tribune/WGN Radio

A book that crystallizes Chicago politics. I couldn’t put it down. Get your hands on this if you want a real blow-by-blow look at Chicago politics A book that I absolutely adore, it’s Chicago politics at its finest. A book that I love. A brilliant and fun look at Chicago politics.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh-AM 560