As we enter the second half of President Donald Trump's interminable, unimpeachable reign, MAD feels it's high time to commemorate our steady slide into annihilation with a brand-new collection of caricature, mockery, and ridicule: MAD About the Trump Era.
In this sequel to the best-selling MAD About Trump, America's most pompous and pernicious president gets another relentless roast inside the MAD oven!
You'll retch as you relive the tortured memories of the past two years. Who can forget brainless ideas like the "Space Force," petty nicknames such as "Rocket Man," despicable policies like family separation at the Mexican border, and Trump's constant cries of "Witch hunt!" and "No collusion!" as we watched his closest cronies get carted off to jail? All the face-palming stupidity, casual cruelty, racist enabling, bald-faced lying, three a.m. tweeting, and much more is lampooned for your "Executive Time" enjoyment!
Written and drawn in ink mixed with liberal tears by the Usual Gang of Idiots, MAD About the Trump Era is sure to make you long for the sweet satisfaction you used to find in things like elections, Twitter, and the American Dream.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you like Trump, you will want to skip this book. If you hate him, you will love this book! As always, the artwork is colorful and sarcastic. The words have a biting punch to them and can be quite funny at times. However, as any book that tries to write about current events, if you do not get the information out there, then your jokes may be old and stale, which is sometimes the case here. I mean, who doesn’t love a good Sean Spicer joke? So I guess, think of this as a historical book showcasing the first year of Trump’s administration. Because lord knows it doesn’t look like this anymore! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy to read. All opinions are my own.
MAD about the Trump Era has exactly the same feel as the original magazines. • One overriding belief—check. • Various writing styles from prose, to parodies, to poetry, to short comics—check. • Excellent artwork including easily recognizable caricatures of political and pop culture figures—check. • More clever, and occasionally witty, than laugh-out-loud funny jokes—check. MAD about the Trump Era definitely brings back memories of making fun of President Nixon. If anything, there is more data to mine for laughs with President Trump. Just his tweets alone could fill an entire book. The jokes are hit and miss—compare them to the sketches on Saturday Night Live. I really enjoyed Captain Red America because it works on a surface level of climate deniers. But there is a deeper self-referential humor in the R on his suit referencing Red Robin of DC Comics, which owns MAD magazine. Obviously, if you are a MAGA hat wearing staunch supporter of the Donald, this book is not for you. However, it is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for us older democrats (socialists to you, Mein President). 3 stars. Thanks to MAD Magazine, DC Entertainment, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
I've outgrown MAD. I knew that in my heart, but I thought this would be funny. It just made me a little more sad about the events of the day. Don't get me wrong. It was exactly what MAD is supposed to be. It's just not me anymore. I know people who still love their MAD will love this. And parts were funny to me. It definitely brought me back to what I use to read and love. Perfect for the right audience.