Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics

Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics

by Donna Brazile
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Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in America 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about Donna Brazile's background and political career. Her writing style makes for a comfortable read. The cooking images were appealing, but not very connected with the story line. My main complaint is that there was too much unnecessary name-dropping, most of the time with names of unknown, uninteresting people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Cooking with Grease ¿Stirring the Pots in American Politics¿ (Donna Brazile ¿Simon & Schuster 2004) is our ultimate wake-up call to action! Passive and dormant no more, we must all recognize that an ongoing simmer is sure to boil at a certain temperature. In the book, you¿ll read and understand how ¿quick-second¿ decisions made by our politicians will create circumstances that have an altering and enduring impact to our lives ¿individually and collectively. The book also documents the value of collective organization, our vote and the exhilaration of empowerment when we GOTV. ¿Get out the Vote¿. If you¿ve never experienced this feeling before, you must read this book! Born in New Orleans and the third of nine children, Donna educates the reader as she prefaces each chapter with the essential ingredients used to make certain home-style New Orleans dishes that were traditional in her family. In each chapter, she brilliantly draws comparisons of cuisines to the harmonious blending of ingredients that are necessary for political success. For instance, Chapter 3 ¿Red Beans and Rice¿¿ ¿Traditionally, it (red beans & rice) was served on Monday ¿washday¿so the red beans could simmer and cook all day while attention was paid to the laundry drying on the clothesline. For me, the dish also represented the mixture of dark and light, black and white that I would encounter when we were bused to new schools to achieve integration¿. The book provides insight and the behind-the-scenes political traps that reveal just how powerful our vote ¿and in Al Gore¿s case; the Electoral vote, really is. You can¿t help but feel the warmth and support of the author¿s family throughout the book. You¿ll get the real feeling of the love and family ties that created the foundation for the integrity and values that are evident and visible in Donna today ¿despite the dirty games that people play. We have a calling. We have a duty to ¿stir up the pot¿ and get out the vote. This time, we cannot wait. At every level, we need to sniff, scrutinize and screen out excuses that will leave us divided and left behind. Buy the book, submit online reviews everywhere and encourage others to do the same! Let¿s organize and reclaim our power at the polls this time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago