George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential Romance

January 25, 2000|
George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential Romance by Lydia Millet
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"Some women like muscle. Brute strength, or the illusion of it. Their idea of an attractive man is a craggy meatpacker with a squirrel brain, who likes to crush vermin with his bare fist. I call these women Reaganites....Personally, I've always preferred the underdog."
Rosemary is an ex-con with no viable career prospects, a boyfriend old enough to be her grandfather, and a major obsession with our nation's forty-first president, whom she fondly refers to as "G.B." Unexpectedly smitten during his inaugural address, Rosemary is soon anticipating G.B.'s public appearances with the enthusiasm she once reserved for all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets. As her ardor and determination to gain G.B.'s affection grow, Rosemary embarks on an increasingly outrageous campaign that escalates from personal letters to paid advertising, until at last she reaches the White House.
What happens next is nothing like how Rosemary imagined it would be.
Written with razor-sharp satiric wit and packed with wry observations of our times, our presidents, and our electorate, George Bush, Dark Prince of Love is a hilarious antidote to the hype and hypocrisy of America's most hallowed institutions.
Lydia Millet was raised in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Omnivores, has contributed to The Baffler and The Guardian, and her work appears in Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, an anthology of essays by women. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and New York City.
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Title:George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential RomanceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.4 inPublished:January 25, 2000Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0684862743

ISBN - 13:9780684862743

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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