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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Dikkers, Peter Hilleren Narrator: Scott Dikkers, Peter Hilleren Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780743565585
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In Destined for Destiny, George W. Bush offers listeners an intimate, plainspoken, and often endurable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States.

Speaking from the heart, not from the brain, this legendary Commander in Chief takes us on a journey through his momentous life, including his hardscrabble beginnings as the child of West Texas oil millionaires, the remarkable academic performance that earned him entry into the finest East Coast schools, and his proud service to the country as an occasional member of the National Guard some time around 1972 or 1973.

The great man we meet here displays his mother's steely resolve and vindictive temper, his father's keen mastery of language, and his own unique gift of deciding.

His gripping life story deepens when a faith in God hits him one day "like a bottle of Jack on an empty stomach," and he has an encounter with the Prince of Peace that sets George W. Bush on a path to become the greatest war President in modern history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Underscore unauthorized. Dikkers, founder and editor in chief of the satirical publication the Onion, and Hilleren, former public radio producer, joined to craft this humorous look at the life of President George W. Bush, as if penned by the forty-third president himself… Bush detractors will find this book hilarious; his fans will be apoplectic.”  

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  • “This has to be one of the funniest books of the year…The rendition here is spotless, vocally depicting all Mr. Presidents mannerisms, and even includes a few choice speeches.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melea | 5/30/2013

    " Short and snarky. A fun book. I did have to put it down periodically because it would get a little much. Nevertheless, it is what is expected from The Onion staff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/15/2013

    " The writers from the Onion have done it again. This book is sofunny. Just a funny read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 9/5/2011

    " Dumb, but good entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/10/2011

    " A pretty decent anti-bush book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 cheeseblab | 12/28/2010

    " Comedy is hard. Or maybe after 7 years I've lost my sense of humor about the guy. It's a great title anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/29/2010

    " If you are a fan of Dubya - do not read this book, if not it is side-splittingly funny. Even better as a Book on Cd because of the readers and the voices they do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 6/27/2009

    " The fake autobiography of George W. Bush--complete with photo insert featuring GW and Jesus in every shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekka Istrail | 5/8/2009

    " Amusing. I especially enjoyed the physical descriptions of Gore (obviously a computer impersonating a human) and Kerry (a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from the body parts of dead Vietnam vets). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 4/13/2009

    " It is always funny to satirize the commander in chief, but the humor gets weary before the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 3/22/2009

    " For anyone who likes The Onion Radio News, this is a funny quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/7/2008

    " Not my type of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 7/21/2008

    " If you are a fan of Dubya - do not read this book, if not it is side-splittingly funny. Even better as a Book on Cd because of the readers and the voices they do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melea | 6/16/2008

    " Short and snarky. A fun book. I did have to put it down periodically because it would get a little much. Nevertheless, it is what is expected from The Onion staff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/28/2008

    " For anyone who likes The Onion Radio News, this is a funny quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 1/24/2008

    " It is always funny to satirize the commander in chief, but the humor gets weary before the end of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 cheeseblab | 12/6/2007

    " Comedy is hard. Or maybe after 7 years I've lost my sense of humor about the guy. It's a great title anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekka | 10/11/2007

    " Amusing. I especially enjoyed the physical descriptions of Gore (obviously a computer impersonating a human) and Kerry (a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from the body parts of dead Vietnam vets). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 4/17/2007

    " The fake autobiography of George W. Bush--complete with photo insert featuring GW and Jesus in every shot. "

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About the Author
Scott Dikkers is the founding editor of "The Onion," and the co-author of the bestselling book "Our Dumb Century," with over 500,000 copies sold.
About the Narrator
To help craft this lasting account of his life and leadership, George W. Bush turned to two writers who have earned not only his trust but his deep friendship: Scott Dikkers, editor-in-chief of The Onion and coauthor of the #1 bestseller Our Dumb Century, and Peter Hilleren, former producer for public radio and some of the nation's finest public-access cable-television stations. Dikkers and Hilleren call on their finely honed journalism expertise every week to write and record the President's weekly radio address on WeeklyRadioAddress.com. Their work on such stirring addresses as "June Terror Update" and "The Pope Is Dead" made them the ideal choice to meet the challenge of chronicling the visionary mark left on history by its shining light, President George W. Bush.