Tuesday, October 02, 2012

BC2012: The B.S. of A.: A Primer in Politics for the Incredibly Disenchanted by Brian Sack

This book had just come out when the final wave of Borders bankruptcies hit. Due to that timing, there were inevitably still copies available when the discounts got steep, so I got it for a low price. I read it aloud to my wife over the course of a week, but I was unable to get through the glossary (possibly the funniest part of the book) before she went to work on September 30. Instead, I read the last six pages at 12:45 AM to make it the first book finished in October.

The B.S. of A. is just okay. Sack pokes fun at both Republicans and Democrats, which I guess passes for "nonpartisan" these days. Sometimes he is pretty funny, but other times he makes pop culture references that already sound dated only a year after the book's release (a bad habit he probably picked up writing for TV shows, but books should be more permanent IMHO). It wasn't a waste of time, but I'm glad I didn't spend anything near full price on it.

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