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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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  • Posted July 30, 2010

    Obamapologists Get a Grip, It's Satire!

    This book is very funny. If you take it for what it is, SATIRE, folks should not be offended. The only people I see upset by this book are followers of the president and their thin skins are being punctured. Anybody who reads this book and believes this to be the truth probably also believes the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is really going to drain the swamp. Funny book like many of the same ilk written about George Bush.

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2010

    Very Funny Fiction

    Really funny and engaging; just about read it in one plane ride. Almost forgot there was a lot of made up stuff until Laura admits in the final section she was mostly joking. She says it is true and fictional?

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

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    Great read, the format is fantastic

    Ingraham does an excellent job mixing her witty and humorous satire with sharp commentary that was logical and thought provoking. I thought that Ingraham did a masterful job with "diary entries"; you could easily imagine Biden tripping over his words or Rahm Emanuel unleashing a profanity laden tirade. The pace and the format of the book was the real strength, the balance of the commentary and the diary episodes was perfect.

    Unfortunately, I am going to have to deduct one star for the following reason: When Laura Ingraham was in high school, I was the goalie for the soccer team at Windsor Locks High School. When we played Glastonbury High away I was subject to unrelenting verbal hooliganism that I can still recall to this day. While I am sure that Ingraham had nothing to do with this outrageous behavior, it is still difficult to disassociate the two.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    highly recommend

    very clever and kept my chuckling... Chew

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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