Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Game Change (by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin)*

Oh, I remember the days of the 2008 presidential campaign, when I was refreshing FiveThirtyEight obsessively all day long and couldn't stop reading campaign news. But I didn't know most of what was in this book, a behind-the-scenes look at the Clinton, Edwards, McCain, and Obama campaigns (with a little Giuliani thrown in for fun).

We listened to this on the drive to and from L.A. and we were just riveted. It made the drive home, in particular, go by like nothing. So much juicy gossip and campaign details, so much fun to read. And the narration was pretty good too!

My one pet peeve is that the narrator kept mispronouncing words, most notably (and repeatedly) calling Caroline Kennedy "Carolyn" and pronouncing the Latin word cum in the porn way instead of in the summa cum laude way. My sister's name, as you may know, is "Caroline" and so that "Carolyn" thing drives me extra crazy. THOSE ARE DIFFERENT NAMES, AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR.

Other than that, completely highly recommended for political junkies or lovers of political gossip. I'll never look at any of the candidates quite the same way again.

Oh, and also, I continue to hate, loathe, and despise Joe Leiberman.


Blogger toolprincess said...

Much the same way I hate that everyone thinks Laurie and Lori are pronounced the same way.

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