Tchaikovsky Sounds Funny: Book Review: "888 Reasons to Hate Republicans"

Is this where I put in key words such as sex, lesbians, vampires, Christopher Lloyd and others things to which this blog do not pertain, but by putting them here, I may get hits from all the Christoper Lloyd lesbian vampire fans (and you know who you are)? This is the primarily humorous and occasionally rambling writings of Leon Tchaikovsky, humor writer. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Book Review: "888 Reasons to Hate Republicans"

Tchaikovsky Sounds Funny

At last, there is a book that reveals the honest truth about our political system. Barbara Lagowski and Rick Mumma have produced a simply wonderfully insightful book entitled “888 Reasons to Hate Republicans” with the subtitle “An A to Z Guide to Everything Loathsome About the Party of the Arrogant Rich.”

The book provides readers with great wisdom. Some of its humor is hilariously thoughtful, such as the observation that Republicans “would rather outfit the family in acid rain-proof L.L. Bean “barn coats” than place intrusive regulations on the smokestacks of America.” Other observations are not quite up to snuff. Still, this is a fun joke book that would make a great gift for Democratic friends or to irritate your favorite Republicans.

A major criticism is the research is horribly sloppy. Authors who limit themselves to only 888 reasons to hate Republicans have obviously not spent the proper amount of time delving into their subject. In this respect, this book turns out to be a major disappointment.

This book has major limitations preventing me to fully recommend it. Failing to do more with such an obvious topic places it primarily in the “gag gift” category.


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