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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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