Title: Obama Confidential: Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to the 44th President
Author: Marc Berlin
Published: 2013 by BB Books
Genre: Humor, Political, Satire
I should have read the book description, dammit. Okay, so I usually don’t really read the synopsis of books I’m going to review, and if I do I skim it really fast because I like to be surprised. Well, in skimming this one, I thought that it was going to be legit letters to the president. I probably should have put more thought into that though, huh. Obama is still in office, so they obviously wouldn’t release letters that new. I’ve been really busy, and I’m really not a complete idiot; you see, a few years back I bought my father in law this book that did have legit letters to past presidents. (Called Dear Mr. President: Letters to the Oval Office from the Files of the National Archives).
So, that’s what I thought I was getting anyways, except to President Obama. Well, it wasn’t.
Obama Confidential: Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to the 44th President are all completely fake letters. Make believe. Not real. It’s supposed to be a work of satire and on the cover it says, “Laugh out loud funny!” said A. Lincoln. (Catch that name?) Well, I did not laugh out loud, not even crack a smile.
This book just wasn’t for me; I actually stopped halfway through because I just did not enjoy it at all. I was so bored. The only time I want to read fake correspondence would be through fictional characters of a good fictional book. Random made up letters to President Obama just don’t do anything for me.
Sorry Mr. Marc Berlin, I know a massive amount of work must go into writing and creating a book, and I should have paid attention to what I was getting into. But all in all, I wouldn’t recommend.
My Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*****