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Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history.
Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999, and she won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on the Clinton impeachment follies. Like her bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY will feature Dowd's trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse. If America is on the escalator to hell, then THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY is the perfect guide for this surreal, insane ride.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Maureen Dowd is a columnist for The New York Times and a best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and The Washington Star, where she covered news as well as sports and wrote feature articles. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an op-ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a collection of highly opinionated columns previously published by the author, dating from the 1990's to the summer of 2016. The chapters, written separately, tend to use the same highly selective information about each candidate over & over & many chapters seem redundant. The book glosses over many areas of each candidate's live and zeroes in on only several areas. For example, there are no chapters on Hillary's tenure as secretary of state & little on Donald's business career. The author does not like Hillary & spends a lot of time criticizing her for defending Bill at the expense of Monica (book author's view). Her feelings toward Donald are positive & she presents him in an amusing light in how he responds to the controversy about his candidacy. She has known Donald for a long time and has access to him. At one time, she supports his candidacy & later she raises questions about it. Her sister wrote one chapter in which she hopes that the inner Trump (nice) will triumph over the outer Trump (nasty). There is a long chapter on Bush 41, whom she likes, and they have been in regular contact over the years. She feels that many of Bush 43 decisions were influenced by his feelings about his father & that Cheney & Rumsfeld used him to get involved in a disastrous war in Iraq. She doesn't think too much of Jeb & repeatedly quotes Trump's put down of him as having low energy. In several chapters, she is critical of Barack Obama, and see him as the politician that hates to be involved in politics. That he is too intellectual, aloof, and detached for the job. For example, Bill Clinton had to sell Obamacare, because it was beneath Obama to do so. The book is highly impressionistic & does not develop any arguments for the points she makes. The reader either agrees or not with what she has to say, based on how he/she felt before reading the book. It will not change anyone's mind about either candidate. The writing is snappy & was fun to read, but it was closer in content to the National Enquirer in content than the New York Times.
OK - look at the beliefs of this author and take it for what's it worth. Maybe she should be working for Bernie.