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3.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maureen Dowd Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9780786551262
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For the past two decades, Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars—and her scorching wit—on the Bush dynasty. Here, she explores and dissects the entire story, in all its Oedipal, Orwellian, Shakespearean glory. Drawing from her New York Times column, she journeys to Maine, Texas, Washington, old Europe, new Europe, and Saudi Arabia, chronicling both father and son as well as the cast of characters surrounding them. For any reader who cares about America, this is essential reading. As Dowd says about Bushworld: “It's their reality. We only live and die in it.” 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chana | 1/23/2014

    " The political situation is terribly frightening, but Ms. Dowd writes about it with wit and a commonsense voice. I was laughing when not quaking with fear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/17/2014

    " I will give Maureen Dowd credit for being witty, but this book was at least 300 pages too long. Maybe her subject was bad (mind you I don't mind a good Bush bashing) but after awhile i didn't care anymore. It took everything i had to finish this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/4/2014

    " maureen dowd saw it coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 12/21/2013

    " Hilarious. Dowd never had a better subject than W., and she lets loose in a series of essays taken from her NY TIMES column. She hits home so many time it almost takes your breath away. Even the cover illustration is worth a chuckle! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 12/13/2013

    " Nobody's wit cuts deeper than Maureen Dowd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Carter | 12/11/2013

    " great story - wonderful insight "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Alexander | 12/10/2013

    " Maureen's got a way with words... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/9/2013

    " This is a very good book. It would have been a great comedy had it not been true. I laughed several times and then said "wow, you've got to be shitting me!". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Grapka | 9/21/2013

    " Dowd's insights into the Bush administration's thinking (an oxymoron to be sure) were both prophetic, illuminating, and shocking. She made the insufferable idiocy of the former president more palatable with her satire and advanced vocabulary. Have a dictionary handy while you read this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Fiorini | 7/19/2013

    " I didn't expexct to like this as much as I did, since I read her column regularly and nothing would be new. Reading it as she has arranged and selected her columns was great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon | 7/6/2013

    " I got the impression that the point of this book was to make more obscure references than a Dennis Miller routine. Unreadable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 6/13/2013

    " I remember reading this right around when it came out, and right around when I started leaving my family's traditional conservatism for the left. I was at my most insufferable, and even then, I found this book to be a bit much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree | 4/29/2013

    " A compilation of Maureen Dowd's editorials on the Bush family. She's amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Davis | 12/31/2012

    " Oddly, it seems at times that Dowd was slightly charmed by Bush. This fact does not stop her from pointing out the colossal train wreck of the Bush administration though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 10/6/2012

    " Just because I agree with much of this book does not detract from the quality of the writing. Maureen Dowd is a keen, intelligent observer of politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 1/17/2012

    " Entertaining and makes me soooo glad 3 term presidencies are not allowed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/15/2012

    " Hilarious - not the subject matter but the writing style! Eye opening and amazing when you realize that this was not written 'after the fact.' These were editorials written between the late 90's and 2004. Her insight is 'right on!' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/28/2011

    " sorry but no one does it like mencken. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 8/29/2011

    " Maureen Dowd takes you into the psychological aspects of the Bush Administration and shows you how decisions are made from Oedipal complexes. She is hysterical and brilliant. You won't get bored from this type of political writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/21/2011

    " I thought this was pretty funny up to a point. I think Dowd is a clever and creative columnist, but I think she starts to grate on me after a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sequoia | 5/7/2011

    " LOVED IT! Maureen Dowd validated many theories I had regarding the Bushwhacked administration. The comic relief angle to her accounts as a columnist helped one to get through the obscene injustices committed by the Bush administration. I hope her work will be revisited to help prosecute the buggers! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon | 3/31/2011

    " I got the impression that the point of this book was to make more obscure references than a Dennis Miller routine. Unreadable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/8/2009

    " This is a very good book. It would have been a great comedy had it not been true. I laughed several times and then said "wow, you've got to be shitting me!". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 7/9/2009

    " I will give Maureen Dowd credit for being witty, but this book was at least 300 pages too long. Maybe her subject was bad (mind you I don't mind a good Bush bashing) but after awhile i didn't care anymore. It took everything i had to finish this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/14/2009

    " Dowd's insights into the Bush administration's thinking (an oxymoron to be sure) were both prophetic, illuminating, and shocking. She made the insufferable idiocy of the former president more palatable with her satire and advanced vocabulary. Have a dictionary handy while you read this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/12/2009

    " I love Maureen Dowd's columns, so naturally I loved this book.

    My gripe -- it got really repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chana | 1/26/2009

    " The political situation is terribly frightening, but Ms. Dowd writes about it with wit and a commonsense voice. I was laughing when not quaking with fear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/13/2008

    " Hilarious - not the subject matter but the writing style! Eye opening and amazing when you realize that this was not written 'after the fact.' These were editorials written between the late 90's and 2004. Her insight is 'right on!' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 8/22/2008

    " Nobody's wit cuts deeper than Maureen Dowd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 2/27/2008

    " sorry but no one does it like mencken. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 1/31/2008

    " I didn't expexct to like this as much as I did, since I read her column regularly and nothing would be new. Reading it as she has arranged and selected her columns was great. "

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About the Author
Author Maureen DowdMaureen Dowd is a columnist for The New York Times and a best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and The Washington Star, where she covered news as well as sports and wrote feature articles. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an op-ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.
About the Narrator

Kathe Mazur has narrated many audiobooks, winning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, being named a finalist for the Audie Award in 2013 and 2015, and winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the upcoming Major Crimes. She has worked extensively in film, theater, and television, including appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, House, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, Monk, and many others.