We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Taking Heat: The President, The Press, and My Years in the White House | [Ari Fleischer]

Taking Heat: The President, The Press, and My Years in the White House

For two and a half years, Ari Fleischer served as the official liaison between the White House and members of the press, acting as the voice of President George W. Bush.
Regular Price:$22.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

For two and a half years, Ari Fleischer served as the official liaison between the White House and members of the press, acting as the voice of President George W. Bush.

In Taking Heat, Fleischer goes behind the scenes in the West Wing, giving his perspectives on:

  • September 11, 2001, its aftermath, and the anthrax scare
  • The pressure-filled buildup to the war in Iraq and the President's thoughts as the war began
  • The White House press corps, who they are, and how they report the news

Fleischer believes that the press has a bias in Washington. It's not a question of partisanship or press driven ideology. It's a focus on conflict they can attach to the President. The White House press corps are masters of the devil's advocate. Fleischer's job was to calmly field their questions, no matter how pointed. He calls the press a tough, sharp, skeptical group. They call him tight-lipped and secretive. But at the end of the day, they had a bond.

Taking Heat is an introspective and analytical exploration of the major political events in the first half of the Bush administration, as well as the candid observations of a professional who stood in the bright lights of the world stage.

©2005 Ari Fleischer; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.2 (51 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (15)
Overall
3.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Cornelius Hackensack, NJ, USA 03-14-05
    Cornelius Hackensack, NJ, USA 03-14-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I liked it BUT"

    I have always, and still respected & admired Ari, having said that I found this book a bit self serving. I was most disappointed by the fact that the book spoke in a sophomoric political tone. People who want to hear his story have a greater political mind then he addrssed. The content was fine but the delivery was a bit of a insult. I don't regret buying it at all....Best of Luck Ari...

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joseph Buffalo Grove, ID, United States 04-28-05
    Joseph Buffalo Grove, ID, United States 04-28-05 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    51
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    170
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Ice Cold"

    I know that my politics differ from Fleicher but I thought I would enjoy the close up view of the President in action. Most of the book was complaining about bias of the press. It was not worth the listen!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bob Atlanta, GA, USA 04-14-05
    Bob Atlanta, GA, USA 04-14-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "An awful book"

    This book is a complete waste of time and money.

    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.