Epiphany Interviewee on Tonight Show Tonight! Booker vs. CoCo (O'Brien that is…)

Cory Booker, the uber-cool Mayor of Newark and one of my earliest interviews for my book, Epiphany, is going to appear on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien tonight.  The two have been trading hilarious barbs after Conan made a joke about Newark, and Mayor Booker responded by putting up YouTube videos and putting Conan on Newark Airport’s no-fly list, signing off with “Try JFK, buddy.”

You can go here to read about it and how it has escalated and see the YouTube clips that Mayor Booker did and Conan’s responses – tonight’s show should be a lot of fun…

The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien is on NBC at 11:35p/10:35p Central.

Here is an excerpt from Epiphany about my interview experience with Mayor Booker…

I saw Mayor Booker speak in New York City and was blown away.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better orator.  To me, he is very much like a younger Barack Obama in presence, intelligence and spirit.  Needless to say, the man’s schedule is extremely tight.  It was quite a production to get through to him after he had graciously agreed to do the interview. Fortunately, he was able to grab a half hour to do the interview while I was in town.  Our interview was conducted in a Starbucks at a Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side.  His 2002 turbulent race for mayor of Newark against a four-term incumbent twice his age is chronicled in the Academy Award-nominated PBS documentary, Street Fight.

About Elise Ballard

Elise Ballard is the author of Epiphany! a book of inspirational stories, aha moments and exclusive interviews from Random House Publishing
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