Sammy's House (Samantha Joyce #2)
Sammy is in the House!
"The stakes, the pressure, the perpetual potential for both extraordinary progress and crippling failure -- everything was ratcheted up to a spectacular intensity, now that I worked for the president and vice president of the United States."
In this incisive comedy, late twenty-something Sammy Joyce -- hypochondriac, klutz, jumper-to-conclusions -- is...more
I couldn't really give a rip about the plot, though I'll allow that the ending was a little fast and forced, because for me, the books are essentially character study, and wonderfully enjoyable ones at that.
The one part of the book that sticks in my craw is Sammy's Potomac River-plunge at the ou ...more
This book is both serious and funny, and the funny is really funny. There are lots of asides that made me ...more
My first "new" book since I have been home! Ev ...more
Once again, this story was never dull, full of outrageous situations and zany circumstances that the heroine found herself at the center of, this time in her tenure ...more
The story moves along between Sammy's hectic job in the Office of the Vice President and her relationship with her suddenly long-distance boyfriend. Pages are heavily peppered with Gore's very visual humor. Gore may be best at bringing out the inner weirdness in her characters than developing relatable traits.
Despite all of Sammy's constant wor ...more
So knowing what it's better than, I suppose you might want to know what is better than this book. Simply speaking, a lot of things are better. Not just bacon and cheese. I think I could easily compile an entire hot dog cart filled with bo ...more
Sammy, the heroine, juggles her life between boyfriend, Charlie, who works for the Washington Post, her parents and some back-stabbing White House staffers. The politics of love, parenting and work, all rolled into one.
And that's not all. She has to contend with a President who falls off the wagon, an obnoxious movie star who can't keep his hands ...more
J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"
Sammy Joyce and her wonderful inside look inside the White House, her family, the love of her life , her two Japanese fighting fish and her very optimistic roommate and good friend was a surprisingly successful story that engulfed me in the pages and left me with a breath of ...more
It was still a pleasurable read because of Gore's comedic writing skills -- the way you're sucked into Sammy's quirky internal conversations and the way she observes and characterizes the pe ...more
Gore's familiarity with the White House and Washington makes this book fun to read as a DC native. Sammy is frustratingly naive and self-centered, but in a way that ...more
I ignored some of the more pointed remarks that appear to have been directed towards ...more