Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: "Dirty Sexy Politics" by Meghan McCain

From Goodreads:  Meghan McCain came to prominence as the straight-talking, progressive daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. And her profile has only risen since the election ended in favor of the other guy. What makes Meghan so appealing? As a new role model for young, creative, and vocal members of the GOP, she's unafraid to mix it up and speak her mind. In Dirty Sexy Politics she takes a hard look at the future of her party. She doesn't shy away from serious issues and her raucous humor and down-to-earth style keep her positions accessible.
In this witty, candid, and boisterous book, Meghan takes us deep behind the scenes of the campaign trail. She steals campaign signs in New Hampshire, tastes the nightlife in Nashville, and has a strange encounter with Laura and Jenna Bush at the White House. Along the way, she falls in love with America--while seeing how far the Republican Party has veered from its core values of freedom, honesty, and individuality. In Dirty Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain gives us a true insider's account of life on a campaign trail.

My Thoughts:  While Meghan McCain and I do not have the same political beliefs, I found her to be pretty relatable.  This book explains what life was like on the campaign trail in 2008 and how she was considered a liability to her dad's campaign.  I think what I liked most about this book was how real it seemed.  Meghan seems like a normal person who just happens to be the daughter of a well-known politician.  She's funny, irreverent and pretty down to earth and I really liked that.  She didn't outwardly bash people in her book though she was not afraid to poke fun at some people who worked for her dad.  I found myself feeling bad for her; I can't imagine how hard it would be to have your every word and move scrutinized.  Overall, this was a really good book that anyone would enjoy regardless of their political beliefs.  3 stars.

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