Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the 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.
Lots of interesting stuff but mostly a rehash of her columns. Great opportunity lost.
The Year of Voting Dangerously
I have to admit, I only read about a 1/3 of this book. However, after coming across some quotes for the 3rd or 4th time, I saw little reason in continuing on.
The Year of Voting Dangerously is a somewhat gossipy, who said what about whom, and weak on any real substance. I was really seeking a better and more in depth understanding of this current, unprecedented political atmosphere and feel very disappointed in not gaining much insight.
If you are a late night TV person this might be just the book for you. If you are looking for some in depth understandings and substance, you may want to keep looking.