Even if this book doesn't inspire Congress into action any more effectively than "Go the F**k to Sleep" got wide-awake children into slumberland, it will provide us frustrated citizens, like those bleary-eyed parents, a few laughs and make us feel just a little better about the whole mess.
L.K. Peterson is the author of "Fairly Grim Tales: Bedtime Stories for the Rich and/or Famous" and proprietor of the website Ant Farmer's Almanac. Tom Hachtman's cartoons have appeared in Mad, Playboy, and the New Yorker. He's the creator of the comic strip "Gertrude's Follies".