HE'S BACK.AND HE'S THE BIGGEST THING IN POLITICS.He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love... show more
HE'S BACK.AND HE'S THE BIGGEST THING IN POLITICS.He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is.There’s just one problem. He is William Howard Taft . . . and he was already president a hundred years ago. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012? A most extraordinary satire, Jason Heller’s debut novel follows the strange new life of a presidential Rip Van Winkle: a man who never even wanted the White House in the first place, yet finds himself hurtling toward it once more—this time, through the media-fueled madness of 21st-century America.
Publish date: January 17th 2012
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This book could be considered a satire on politics, or the intense 24 hour media scrutiny of pretty much everything in the news, or a call against overly processed foods. To me it was just a fun look on how a person from the early 20th century reacts to life in the 21st century. The one thing that I...
I am torn on the mashups, but technically this is not one - though it's published by Quirk. I liked Taft 2012, it was an interesting premise with moments of humor and a message.
An odd tirade against the processed food industry in the form of a light comedy about a resurrected president from a hundred years ago.
Given the current debacle of the Republican nomination for someone to stand toe to toe against Obama, this book is a timely delightful tale of 'what-ifs' of having the 27th US president doing a Rip Van Wrinkle and waking up in the present and contemplating old school politics in new clothes.It was a...
This book was a goodreads.com first read contest win.While I really wanted to like this book I had a hard time finishing it. To me so much of the book needed re-editing. The little bits of conversation between the chapters was very distracting. This book just seemed more of a sci-fi novel than any...