Purify Yourself with Mark Leibovich
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Mark Leibovich, author, This Town

"The best part of summer in Washington D.C. is getting the hell out of Washington D.C. I head to Maine, where my father has an old farmhouse in a small town called Hiram, on the Saco River. I don't feel like I've officially been purified from the muck of D.C. until I dip into those waters. Somehow, no other place feels far enough away."