Allison Hiltz's Reviews > Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives

Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper
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Apr 29, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, political-and-economics, 2012
Read from April 29 to May 13, 2012

I first heard about this book after an interview with the author on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I was intrigued by Stewart's comment about politicians being "real people" and decided that I should read the book. I must admit, it was really good. Given, it was good in a, "now I am frightened about the state of our country" way, but it was still good. The book mostly follows the Republican/Tea Party freshman that were voted into office during the 2010 midterm elections.

I enjoyed it because it offered some insight about a select few individuals that helped me to understand why they do and vote the way that they do. Granted, what they do isn't effective nor efficient (as illustrated by the book), but it offers insight nonetheless. The book has a liberal slant at times, but for the most part it stays pretty middle of the road and keeps the reader interested. This book had the potential of being very dry, but the author and his way of telling the stories keeps the reader engaged from start to finish.

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message 1: by Roy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Roy Russell Jr Frightening to think we elect these folks to represent our interest only to find that they really only represent there own.

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