Is twenty-first century America really a collection of polarized Red and Blue states in neat little boxes—Republican or Democrat, straight or gay, right or left? In her remarkable debut, Martha Boone Mattia begins to answer these questions by exploring the lives of an amazing collection of individuals linked by a single fact: they share their name with the 43rd president of the United States.
Conversations with George Bush—Beyond Polls and Partisanship: Real Life in the USA is a compilation of first-person narratives from people living simple lives far from the political center of our country—men and women, black and white, young and old. Mattia spent nearly three years exploring personal stories and values of ordinary Americans in hopes of defining what unites and separates us.
George Bush, miner in Alaska. George Bush, black truck driver in Louisiana.
George Bush, gay Republican in North Carolina. Georgia Bush, artist in New York.
George Bush, construction contractor and atheist in California. George
Bush, church choir director in Pennsylvania. George Bush, inventor in West
Virginia. George Bush, average American, who can’t seem to get a pizza delivered
because he shares a name with the leader of the free
|Publisher:||Brown Books Publishing Group|
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What People are Saying About This
"To read Marti Mattia's new book is to enter into a world of alternative realities. It asks again the question, 'What's in a name?' If your name is George Bush, the answer is: Plenty. With humor and high intelligence, Marti sets out to answer this question-and what she uncovers is a fascinating snapshot of America."
author of Life in Double Time
"What in the world is George Bush thinking? Marti Mattia knows and now shares it all with us."
author of The Epitome of Desire
"Anyone interested in character-and in this case George Bush's character-should read this book. Martha Mattia nails George Bush perfectly."
bestselling author of The Hero’s Way and On Power