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Citizens Of The Green Room: Profiles In Courage And Self-Delusion (2014)

by Mark Leibovich(Favorite Author)
3.06 of 5 Votes: 3
0399171924 (ISBN13: 9780399171925)
Blue Rider Press
review 1: If you are a political junkie like me, than you will enjoy this book by Mark Leibovich. He has taken various interviews and stories he did from around 2000 up to 2014 and created a book that feels like a microcosm of America today. Some of the early stories feel dated but in context they all coalesce in a funny and sometimes poignant way.I especially enjoyed the Mike Allen from Politico story and enjoyed the Chris Mathews and Ted Kennedy tidbits too. Some of the people I didn't know but the majority are household names and very familiar.I received this book as one of Penguin books First to Read program.
review 2: If you enjoyed Mark Leibovich's previous book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral, you will be tempted to read this new book by him. This Town was a
... more gossipy and irreverent look at the personalities around the nation's capital, and their convoluted ways of getting things done. Citizens of the Green Room is a collection of stand-alone profiles and articles that Leibovich has written over the years for The New York Times and other publications. Leibovich's expertise in the workings of Washington is evident, and so is his humor. The articles are informative and fun to read. Even when the profiles are a few years old, they may still prove to be relevant, such as a 2003 piece on Jeb Bush, or articles about Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, I was less interested in reading articles about former White House chief of staff Andrew Card and press secretary Scott McClellan. Entertaining reading for political junkies. less
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Of course I loved this book. It's all abt my Washington DC.
The most boring thing I have ever read in my entire life.
It was ok...dated material.
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