April 25, 2004

Tastes Great! Less Filling!

by Jeremy Blachman

The Sunday NY Times Book Review reviews Bush advisor Karen Hughes' memoir, basically saying it's campaign paraphenalia that lionizes the President and reveals nothing new, nothing insightful, and nothing much of interest at all. What a shocker. Imagine -- someone very loyal to -- and still on the payroll of -- a sitting President would write a book that doesn't really bash him. I'm unclear who decided this would make a worthy book, anyway -- although I guess you put the President's name on a book and someone will buy it. Interesting review. Will leave you completely uninterested in reading the book, but that's ok.

Other useless memoirs that would be funny if they're not already in a bookstore near you:
--Simon Cowell's book about how great American Idol is
--Randy Jackson's competing book about how great American Idol is
--Donald Trump's book about how great Donald Trump is
--Mark Burnett's book about how great reality television is

Coming soon:
--Billy Joel's guide to safe driving (look how topical I can be!!)
--Michael Jackson's reputation management and image control guide (with makeup tips)
--Dick Cheney's "Healthy Heart, Healthy Life"
--Billy Joel's guide to safe driving (oh, wait, I already said that!! Oops!!)

April 25, 2004 11:30 PM | TrackBack

I haven't read it but from what I understand it's more focused on her adjustments to being a Washington insider from her roots in Texas and not really a political manifesto.

Is it really any better or worse than anything by Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, Rush Limbaugh, Anne Coulter, etc?

Let the woman make some coin. You'd write a book, too, if you worked for the President.

Too borrow from the Chapelle Show's Wu-Tang Financial sketch: It's all about "money-money, hustle-hustle, dollah' bill, ya'll."

Posted by: Brian at April 26, 2004 05:44 AM
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