Party Like A President

Party Like A President

True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office

Book - 2015
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There's the office: President of the United States. And then there's the man in the office--prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation's leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks--a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party.

From explicit love letters to slurred speeches to nude swims at Bing Crosby's house, reputations are ruined and secrets bared. George Washington brokered the end of the? American Revolution over glasses of Madeira. Ulysses S. Grant rarely drew a sober breath when he was leading the North to victory. And it wasn't all liquor. Some presidents preferred their drugs--Nixon was a pill-popper. And others chased women instead--both ?the professorial Woodrow Wilson (who signed his love letters "Tiger") and the good ol' boy Bill Clinton, though neither could hold a candle to Kennedy, who also received the infamous Dr. Feelgood's "vitamin" injections of pure amphetamine.

Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield's attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.'s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of Mad magazine meets The Colbert Report . Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter's partier-in-chief.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9780761180845
0761180842
Characteristics: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Modernangelo
Oct 18, 2017

Though an interesting topic, the historical realities can be somewhat of a let down. Turns out our leaders have often been rather boring. Interesting comic-art and short chapters on each president mean it won’t take long to finish.

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IrishMoon
Jul 19, 2016

Very interesting!

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Logovore
Oct 26, 2015

Irreverent look at the various foibles held by the residents of the White House (or it's equivalent in those times when the building was being refurbished). The one thing I do not like about the book is that it contains what I consider an unconscionable amount of fat-shaming.

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