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The Obama Diaries

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

37 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

Thanks for NOT waiting until the book comes out to review it...

Typical left-wing douchebaggery. The book hasn't even been released and someone gives it a 1 star review. So.... I'll give 5 stars just to even things out!

posted by TheBamaSlamma on July 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

18 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

It's not actually his diary, people!

First of all, I would like to say that I am truly distressed by the level of intelligence displayed here. The people giving this book a five-star rating seem to believe it is a work of non-fiction. This book is a political commentary expressing the author's views on t...
First of all, I would like to say that I am truly distressed by the level of intelligence displayed here. The people giving this book a five-star rating seem to believe it is a work of non-fiction. This book is a political commentary expressing the author's views on the current administration. Several of the reviews currently listed mention how the book 'shows America just what kind of person the President really is' and such. It's a bit disturbing that there are people out there who are willing to believe the President actually said the things attributed to him by this work of fiction.

Setting aside the issue of whether or not it is seemly for the public to poke fun at the office of the Presidency, or whether it is morally right to make up a fake diary of a real person-- as a satire, I give this book one star. Satire should be amusing and enlightening. This is just mean, and not particularly insightful. There's nothing original or incisive in this book, just a series of cheap shots on topics that have been exhaustively covered by other commentators.

posted by Panda on July 19, 2010

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