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There's nothing quite like looking behind the curtain to see who is really pulling the levers. And there is nothing so enjoyable as catching glimpses of the powerful with their public masks pulled from their faces revealing snarls where one once thought smiles hung. As I was reading Game Change, aside from laughing out loud to myself, I kept muttering, "God, I wonder if these people can be such schmucks?" One side of my mind shouted yes, while the other wondered how these two journalists could have possibly captured the quotes contained in this narrative. Regardless, well worth reading.  

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What a great insider look at an election from the primaries to the end result! Although I knew the outcome of this book before I started reading it, I loved reading the behind the scenes look of a presidential campaign from beginning to end. I instantly picked up this book because I am more and more drawn to the things of Washington, D.C. as my home is right on the outskirts of the city. I feel as though now more so than ever, the decisions that are made in D.C., greatly affect me and my future.
This book claims from the beginning that each candidate will be shed in a light that is true and honest, with each having some negative encounters. I don't believe this is so. I believe just as the media did not hound Obama in his campaign, this book does not shoot him down or shed much of a negative light on him or his campaign.
It was interesting to read of the rise and fall of both Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The insider aspect of Edwards and his wife was shocking and made me second guess everything that I hear because I had no idea some of the details that were revealed.
I loved the honesty that the authors did have stating that they would not put quotes around a quote if they were not certain that it was actually said. This made for some hard reading when reading some of the conversations, but I was glad they kept their integrity by not putting quotes.
I would pass this book along to my friends who love to hear the behind the scenes look at movies, tv and more. Also to my political friends, this is a great look at campaigns from both a Democratic and Republican view.

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5 Stars. ! Once I started reading, I had to skip work to finish.
Just finished! !
Should be required reading for high school seniors.

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