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The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals (Vintage)

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The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals (Vintage)

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Started reading:
3 November 2012
Finished reading:
10 November 2012


A collection, mostly clever, of short pieces, mostly political, from Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency; inevitably, it skews somewhat leftward, though this is a problem only if you insist that your reading material be somewhere to the right of George Bush. (Any George Bush; at this point it doesn’t matter.) The funniest stuff here is indeed hilarious, though the trouble with compilations of this sort generally is that the gap between Best and Worst is painfully obvious.