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Pardon My President

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Whether you voted for Bush or not, you owe the world an apology. He’s your president, after all, and the last eight years have been disastrous. Pardon My President features dozens of ways to say “I’m sorry”—just sign your name, fold along the score lines, and add a stamp.

Here are hilarious and heartbreaking apologies to John McCain, Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, the
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Quirk Books
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Lilly G
The book consists of foldable letters (pre-addressed) to parties who deserve an apology from us. Whether you want to apologize to Iranian people, French people, African-Americans, or the color Orange (which has been used and abused in the new alert system...), it's all in here. The letters are hilariously well-written. This one is a gem. Even though he's gone, it's a good one!!
So I read this book today, and let me amend my comment from yesterday--these letters of apology are not ostensibly by Bush, but by the author who has graciously taken it upon himself to apologize to a long list of people and things on behalf of George Bush because the moron obviously doesn't have it in him to do the right thing and issue these apologies himself.

Highlights? Apologies to the word "Accomplished," Max Cleland and Michael Moore...

And who comes out smelling like a big bunch of roses?
Extremely funny and depressing at the same time. I laughed at the language, but being reminded of the facts was a little hard to bear. Overall, it was a very interesting concept for a book, to have it written as letters you could send. I may have to send a version of one of these letters in the future!
I actually dislike Seth Grahame-Smith's writing. I think the plots in his stories are regularly quite immature. Who writes a book about our nation's 16th president being a vampire hunter? Who puts zombies in 'Pride & Prejudice'? Really? But, it was an interesting coincidence when, around halfway through this quick-read, witty piece of political commentary, I actually found out it was written by the same guy.

Overall, I'd say that the first half contains some of the funniest political commenta
This book had a strange effect on me. Don't get me wrong, I love Bush-bashing as much as the next person (I was a Bush-hater as far back as 2002!) and I think this book is hilarious. I had to stop myself from losing control and cackling maniacally in the library reading room. But after I finished it, I felt incredibly worried and depressed. Because really, everything in these "apologies" is true.
Oct 26, 2008 Valerie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Valerie by: Bookshop SantaCruz
If you are on my Chrismahannukah list please skip this review. Although light hearted, there are a few zingers here. His apologies to Queen Elizabeth, teachers, and the word 'Accomplished' were some of my favorites.
Apr 11, 2009 Rociel marked it as to-read
my friend Miranda keeps telling me about how i would love this book so much because of "great love" for Bush and his leadership capabilites
Funny, but oh my god, I get it already! This book is major sarcasm overload. There's something almost vicious about it, after awhile.
Hysterical, while at the same time unbelievably horrifying.
Fantastic premise. Fantastically executed.
pure entertainment!
Really funny.
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Seth Grahame-Smith (born Seth Jared Greenberg) is an American author, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for his novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter which both hit the New York Times' best seller list. Seth Grahame-Smith lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Erin, and his son, Joshua.
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