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Heckuva Job More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme

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ISBN-10: 1400065569

ISBN-13: 9781400065561

Edition: 2006

Authors: Calvin Trillin

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Somehow, despite everything Calvin Trillin wrote about the Bush Administration in Obliviously On He Sails, his 2004 bestseller in verse, George W. Bush is still in the White House. Taking a philosophical view, Trillin has said, "We werent going to know whether you could bring down a presidency with iambic pentameter until somebody tried it." Now Trillin is trying again, back at his pithy and hilarious best to comment on the Presidents decision to go to war in Iraq ("Then terrorists could count on what wed do: / Attack us, well strike back, though not at you"), his religiosity ("He treats his critics in the press / As if theyre yapping Pekineses. / Reporters deal in mundane facts; / This…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Calvin Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University and graduated in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. He was born on December 5, 1935. He worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1963. His reporting for The New Yorker on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, An Education in Georgia. Family, travel and food are also themes in Trillin's work. Three of his books American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings; were individually published and are also collected in the 1994 compendium The Tummy Trilogy. He has also written a collection of short…