Saturday, January 10, 2015

Obama Confidential

By Marc Berlin
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Obama Confidential is the satirical compilation of fictional letters written to President Obama. Letters range from a wedding invitation sent to the White House in suit with Pinterest posts on how to get a letter of congratulations from the president to NRA members up in arms about the right to bear arms. The wide range of letters are guaranteed to strike a chord with a wide audience.

Typically I listen to audio books on my hour commute to work, so I requested this one due to the availability. After listening to the audio book, I realized that this was the most successful format for Obama Confidential. The various voices and impressions added to the non-verbal communication that allows the listener to further grasp the humor in each letter.

One of the highlights of this book was a letter from a laundromat owner who felt he was being profiled. The fictional letter was sent to President Obama, requesting help stopping the profiling which had resulted in tax audits each year since September 11, 2001. Another highlight was the well-worded and spoken replies from President Obama. Accurately portraying that the president does not have the time and opportunities to reply to each letter, the responses continued the tongue-in-cheek humor. Whether you love Obama, hate him, or are somewhere in between, this audio book truly contains something for everyone.

This book was provided for review by the author.
The review was submitted by Laura - Laura is a wife and mother of three. She teaches 7th-12th grade English and Yearbook/Journalism at a K-12 school in beautiful southern Oregon. She enjoys reading, writing a variety of arts and crafts.

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