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Publisher's Summary

It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

“Obama was both completely inexperienced and ideologically far to the left of most Americans when he entered the White House,” says Klein. “And he was so arrogant that he didn’t even know what he didn’t know.”

Klein, who is known for getting the inside scoop on everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons, reveals never before published details about the Obama administration’s political inner workings, as well as Barack and Michelle’s personal lives, including the inordinate influence Michelle wields over Barack and her feud with a high profile celebrity; the real reason Rahm Emanuel left the White House (it wasn’t for family reasons); why Valerie Jarrett’s role is closer to that of Rasputin than impartial senior advisor; how Obama has purposefully forgotten and ignored those who put him in power, including the Kennedys and the Jewish and African American communities in Chicago.

From Obama’s conceited and detached demeanor, to his detrimental reliance on Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s advice, to the Obamas’ extravagant and out of touch lifestyle, The Amateur reveals a president whose ignorance and incompetence are sabotaging himself, his presidency, and America.

©2012 Edward Klein (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

The Amateur is the best book I’ve read on how Barack Obama is wrecking our country. I urge everyone who cares about America to read Edward Klein’s eyeopening book.” (Donald J. Trump)
“This is a racy, entertaining, informative book that illuminates apects of Obama and his team that have not been previously reported. A necessary antidote to the Obama worship that is sure to characterize the election debate.” (Dinesh D’Souza, New York Times best-selling author)
“A devastating indictment of the lethal combination of incompetence and radicalism that has made Obama into one of the worst presidents in American history.” (Norman Podhoretz, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Kevin
  • Chardon, OH, United States
  • 09-11-12

Hatchet Job

Would you try another book from Edward Klein and/or John McLain?

No, I don't think I would. I'm no fan of Obama, but this book was too much of a one-sided hatchet job even for me.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I don't know.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The tone of voice was annoying. Every sentence was read as if it was the most damaging smoking gun anyone ever discovered about any president. One attack followed by another attack followed by another attack... just present the information.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Dan
  • United States
  • 09-10-12

Are You Really Supprised That He's A Politician?!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. Learned about some of the power struggle for the Presidents trust/need that goes on inside the White House.

Would you recommend The Amateur to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really. I can summarize 6 hours of audio book in a few sentences.<br/><br/>Obama is a Politician: he uses people to get what he wants.<br/>Obama trusts his Chicago people in his administration more than his non-Chicago people.<br/>Obama will drop you like a hot potato if what you've done will come back to him negatively.<br/>Obama is cold inside, only interested in himself, will cut people who helped him win the Office if his very close black chicago advisors/administrators say to.<br/><br/>Not much else of a story to tell here. Book could have been 1-2 hours long.<br/>

What about John McLain’s performance did you like?

Who is John McLain?

Was The Amateur worth the listening time?

Not really. Should have been a 1-2 hour book. Nothing shocking here about a Politician.

Any additional comments?

A politician acts like a politician. What's so new about that? Did you think Obama was not a Politician at heart?

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  • William
  • Molino, Florida, United States
  • 06-08-12

Outstanding! He really is an amateur

Well worth the read if you want to know why our country is in such trouble right now. With leaders like Barak, who needs enemies.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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The True Obama Weaknesses Revealed

Obama's inexperience and the negative impact on US democracy/economy is uncovered. His reliance on close confidant, Valerie Jarret (sp) and Michelle Obama for policy decisions vs experts on his staff has created a riff within the administration as Obama continues to ignore the recommendations of his staff. Even the Clintons are plotting his political demise because of his amateurist form of leadership (or lack of). A must read for those who are considering supporting Obama in 2012. Even his most supportive financial backers in 2008 are abandoning him in droves. The author , Ed Klein, exposes the serious problems faced by this president in gaining support for another 4 years in office and the cosequences of another Obama victory.

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Just what I suspected

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Barack Obama is a sociopath. I always thought that there was something about him that was a little off but could never really put a name to it. Now that I know some of the storys <br/>of how he won the Presidency, it makes sense. This answers the question of "how does a little known, first term Senator from Illinois win a Presidential election?" He has no conscience, that's how. I feel terrible for the people he has duped and even worse for the ones that haven't seen the light.

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  • John
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 06-18-12

Great analysis of what we received for our leader

What disappointed you about The Amateur?

Only disappointment Is in the unbelievable excuse for a leader let alone a President

What do you think your next listen will be?

Cowards

What didn’t you like about John McLain’s performance?

Hit the most important points

What character would you cut from The Amateur?

Obama

Any additional comments?

None better luck with a new President

0 of 5 people found this review helpful