While some of the stories are funny, and all have some humor in them, most of them leave you feeling uneasy, like you witnessed someone abuse their child. If you are looking for laughs, try Naked, or Me Talk Pretty One Day. This book is for people who want to go beyond the humor to see what really influenced Sedaris (and it's not always funny - in fact, much of it is sad).
Weaves the story of the disaster with the story of competitive sailing in a very entertaining way. You feel like you are on one of the boats in the middle of the storm, and because of the descriptions of racing, you understand why they choose to be there.
If you are looking for a detailed look at the Bush family, then this is the wrong book for you. Contentious issues such as George W's days in the Texas Air National Guard are glossed over and there are few critical words for anyone in the family - as if the book was personally edited by a family member. Perhaps the unabridged version has the details this version lacks. If you are looking for real insight into the Bush family and how they operate, look elsewhere. If you just want the Official Whitehouse version in a 'lite' version then this might be fine. One other thing, the reader sounds like he is reading a bedtime story to a child, not a book for adults.
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