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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black Narrator: Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9780307990235
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In the summer of 2011, McCain and Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other about their differences, their similarities. It’s Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson in a political cannonball run across America.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Hodges | 2/10/2014

    " I feel like this is an important book for both Republicans and Democrats / liberals and conservatives to read, possibly together, possibly as a book group. Very simply it's the journal entries of Meghan McCain (John's daughter) and comedian Michael Ian Black (a log cabin Republican and flaming liberal respectively) as they road trip around the country for a summer trying to figure out just what it is that makes this America thing tick. Topics like gay marriage, healthcare, economics and religion are discussed candidly and clearly the disagreements between the two authors can seem polarizing. But that's what's so wonderful about this book. At the end of the day they throw away the idea that the two groupls are so fundamentally different from each other. At the end of the day we all want whats best, but the polarizing fringes in each of our respective movements have us thinking that the only way to get what we want is to FIGHT the other side. Meghan and Michael don't show us but REMIND us that despite what Fox and MoveOn.org would have us believe, we're not that far off from each other, and if we could just be nice, be civil and LOVE EACH OTHER, we might just find away out of this mess. Honestly an important book to read if you ever talk about politics ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 2/9/2014

    " "Road trip" book about a die-hard liberal and die-hard conservative (old school, as opposed to religious-right style), who travel around the country to meet the "real America," and ultimately discover that it's all real America...as though you wouldn't have seen that coming. Overall, it's a little trite, not as deep as it hopes to be, but it is written in a way that is entertaining enough to make it all the way through with no regrets and some good laughs. That sounds more negative than I mean it to sound. I learned that Michael Ian Black is Jewish (birth name = Schwartz, duh), which never would have occurred to me. I think I ended up liking Meghan McCain a little more than I expected to, but she's not as complicated or nuanced as she seems to think she is. I think anyone who enjoys thinking about contemporary politics will enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davina | 2/7/2014

    " Was skeptical about this book at the outset. The premise sounded so gimicky that the best I hoped for was something at least occasionally funny. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how genuine and honest both Black and McCain were (in addition to being funny.) They both struck a great balance between anecdotes from the road and political statements. Their disagreements on issues seemed to come up naturally, and I didn't feel like politics had been shoehorned into the book to align with any particular thesis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/2/2014

    " A fun summer road trip book in which political opposites collide--or do they? While there are some angry spats about health care and other issues, McCain and Black discover that they--and lots of Americans--have more in common than the media gives us credit for. I'm an Obama-loving Democrat, which puts me in Black's "camp" politically; however, I think Meghan McCain would be tons of fun on a road trip. I admire her courage in shaking up her own party, and the stereotypes we liberals have about conservatives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lola425 | 2/1/2014

    " Meghan McCain spends all her time crowing about what a Republican rebel she is and how no one understands her but her inner circle. She also engages in the kind of "other party" denigration that she claims she wants this book to help alleviate. I have a hard time with people who self-identify as rebels...like self-identify rebels ceaselessly. And Michael, who I love, and wose politics I agree with, I kind of wanted to smack him, too. Maybe just due to his proximity to her. I get it, w can all get along, despite the fact that we may never agree. And America is a great place, god bless it. I expected the book to be more revalatory than this. I wanted to leave it feeling some bipartisan hope and didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/27/2014

    " Good read depicting thoughts from both sides of the political fence. Funny too, I LOL'd many a time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rishard | 1/24/2014

    " Decent read. I wish they would have been more bold about a few things. They decided to go talk to strippers in a strip club to get their take on life, but when there were prostitutes nearby they were scared and terrified, and it would have been a much more interesting conversation. Sometimes I liked Meghan's take on the world and other times I just hated her. All in all I thought it was ok. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly Ites | 1/19/2014

    " After what seemed to be a promising start, I found this book to seem more like a compilation of blog posts. I gave up. Brief moments of interest and humor are scattered scarcely through a lot of mundane blather heavy in pointless observations and egocentric rhetoric. I gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gryhndlady | 12/23/2013

    " Heard about this book on the Colbert Report. This book is an easy read and funny to boot. Written from both Black and McCain's perspective. They take turns "speaking." Just started reading it so haven't made it too far into the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham Dixon | 12/19/2013

    " A few funny parts but not nearly as good as I was hoping for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 11/6/2013

    " I'm a fan of the junior McCain, and this book reinforces that. Good road-tripping adventures, a bit more political prosyletizing from both than I would like, but just a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thekeres | 11/3/2013

    " It was very hard to put down, but I was expecting more talk of politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sara frances | 10/30/2013

    " bonus star because Dennis Kucinich is awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Burke | 10/24/2013

    " The Michael Ian Black parts were fun. Meghan McCain comes off like the spoiled child who comes from money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerrilynn | 10/15/2013

    " I enjoyed their perspectives on a lot of things. He and she got their say on all events and issues. Entertaining, but parts got a little tedious for me. I would love to share a beer with them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce Hansen | 9/6/2013

    " Kirkus review: A middle-age liberal comedian and a younger Republican media personality embark on an RV expedition together to see if they can find common ground (they do) and say something significant about America (they don't). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 8/11/2013

    " Great travelogue that tells you more about these two characters... would make for an interesting show... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 5/9/2013

    " This book isn't quite what I was expecting. I thought there'd be more information/quotes/conversations with people in the different cities, but it was just they're opinions on things. It was still a good and interesting read; I just think it could have been a bit better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/26/2013

    " This is a good book about different beliefs that make up America. You learn more about Meghan McCain too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen | 11/20/2012

    " I recommend this book to people who are open minded, both about liberals and conservatives. I wound up liking Meghan McCain more than I did and thinking Michael Ian Black was pretty awesome. This book is less laugh out loud funny than a quiet snicker, but I still read it straight through. "

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About the Author
Author Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain is the creator of the Website mccainblogette.com and has written for Newsweek. She is currently a blogger for The Daily Beast.

About the Narrator
Michael Ian Black is a standup comedian and has starred in many television series and movies. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two kids.