Book Review: Yes No Maybe So

This is a teen Rom-Com type book with an unusually meaningful plot. Jamie and Maya start out canvassing for a political race mostly for something to do. I thought this would sort of a light novel full of funny situations and teen shenanigans. Instead, I found it to be realistic and relevant to our current … Continue reading Book Review: Yes No Maybe So

Book Review- Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

Well, I read it. You should read it too. It took me an extremely long time to wade through this book. It's a page-turner, but these days it is hard to take on hearing more about Trump than I already have to as part of being an informed citizen. Still, you may ask, is it … Continue reading Book Review- Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

Book Review- Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future

https://www.amazon.com/Shortest-Way-Home-Challenge-Americas-ebook/dp/B07DP6GDVJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564779982&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=7ccd7e9e93921331f87c30fc309bc71d&language=en_US I ended up listening to this book through Hoopla because although I have 2 library cards, I was not going to get this book for months. Pete read it himself and did an okay job. He isn't a professional reader, but it is his story and therefore it sounds best in his voice even … Continue reading Book Review- Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future

Book Review: Where We Go from Here

https://www.amazon.com/Where-We-Go-Here-Resistance-ebook/dp/B079YN8N5P/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=40ac6a802def05d702232131bc62bc82&language=en_US This is Bernie's story since the 2016 election. It reads like a bunch of blog posts to me. I guess that's why it gets a bit repetitive. I feel like this would have been a better read right when it was published. Now, admittedly, I'm a bit over the gory details of 2016. It … Continue reading Book Review: Where We Go from Here

Book Review: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

https://www.amazon.com/Promise-Me-Dad-Hardship-Purpose-ebook/dp/B073RYSRGM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564363703&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=94a50ac3ec08584e04fa74f9be1b43c4&language=en_US I'm getting towards the end of campaign books. Joe has quite a few books out and this is the most recent if you don't count the Audible original: Conversations with Joe which I don't. Joe Biden has had some bad breaks in life and he's also had some incredible luck. I liked that he … Continue reading Book Review: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Book Review: The War On Normal People

https://www.amazon.com/War-Normal-People-Disappearing-Universal-ebook/dp/B075CRY4TZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1563564064&sr=8-1-spons&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=0b287e40f807c4fc645c35d31d4f966b&language=en_US This guy. He's not getting the attention of the press, but he has some excellent ideas. I think he's the only one trying to explain what he sees coming towards middle-class America. He's a tech guru, and he knows that many, many people will be out of their jobs within the next couple of … Continue reading Book Review: The War On Normal People

Book Review: The Opposite of Woe My Life in Beer and Politics

https://www.amazon.com/Opposite-Woe-Life-Beer-Politics-ebook/dp/B017SCQKIS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562976873&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=841e899d8e39acefe8ba2c6925d18979&language=en_US If you asked me what my impression of John Hickenlooper is after reading this book, the only word that comes to mind is privilege. His story includes tragedy ( who's story doesn't) and his Mom was frugal after being widowed. Her frugality enabled him to go to exclusive private schools though- it wasn't about … Continue reading Book Review: The Opposite of Woe My Life in Beer and Politics

Book Review: This Fight Is Our Fight

https://www.amazon.com/This-Fight-Our-Battle-Americas-ebook/dp/B01N6VAL7J/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562977134&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=215db0803c9f477d35752f3305221c05&language=en_US Anyhow, continuing on with my series of Democratic candidates and their books, we have Elizabeth Warren who happily has written more than one book. So, this one isn't as full of all the campaigning as some others that I've read. By now everyone has heard the story of how Elizabeth's family was able to … Continue reading Book Review: This Fight Is Our Fight

Book Review: The Right Answer

https://www.amazon.com/Right-Answer-Unify-Divided-Nation-ebook/dp/B079RM1K4K/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=JGOS8LB0UV6O&keywords=the+right+answer+john+delaney&qid=1562972404&s=gateway&sprefix=the+right+answer,aps,186&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=73a2fc3241578356a883c9bb4b61af71&language=en_US Here we go with the next installment of read a Democratic Candidates book. I'll admit that when I started this book I had to check the dust jacket to see which of the white guys this was. I know that isn't great. But, gosh, there are so many people in this race. That's why … Continue reading Book Review: The Right Answer

Book Review: United

https://www.amazon.com/United-Thoughts-Finding-Common-Advancing-ebook/dp/B0104EOKQ6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562251540&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=d0ce7328ba0a5b145800484ce9d58014&language=en_US Second in a series of books written by Democratic candidates for President in 2020. This sort of sounded like Cory Booker. It also sounded like an outline of counterpoints to other front runners. Me being fake Cory Booker: Oh, Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test and it didn't show what she expected? Mine did. … Continue reading Book Review: United