The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential Romance

by

George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential Romance Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"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.

Review:

"George Bush should be so lucky as to read Lydia Millet's wickedly funny new novel. Squeaky Frome + S.J. Perelman + Lydia Millet's George Bush, Dark Prince of Love. Millet's characters are etched in acid, but it all goes down like Holladn gin. Her prose sits like a jewel atop a wan era. It almost makes the Bush years worth it — and God knows we may have to get used to them all over again. As Groucho Marx once said, 'anyone who doesn't like this book is healthy.' I loved it." Sam Kashner, author of Sinatraland

Review:

"[T]here are some real belly laughs in this odd story — so long as the reader's political sympathies match Millet's." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Millet's novel builds to a slapstick climax..." New York Times

Review:

"Millet's love story is laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish. Though a work of pure fiction, it combines P.J. O'Rourke's passion for history and Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo sensibilities with something wholly original...a distinctly female voice." Tuscon Weekly

Synopsis:

"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.

Synopsis:

A fresh, sardonic riff on the George Bush years, told in the voice of a wily, off-kilter, and wholly lovable ex-con who sets her heart on capturing the attention of the Leader of the Free World.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684862743
Author:
Millet, Lydia
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Bush, George
Subject:
Women ex-convicts
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Stalkers
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 7.385 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Woman in White Used Trade Paper $1.95
  2. Tinkers
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. The House on Mango Street (Vintage...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like... Used Trade Paper $8.00
  5. Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power Used Trade Paper $8.50
  6. A Poetry Handbook Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General

George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential Romance Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.95 In Stock
Product details 160 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684862743 Reviews:
"Review" by , "George Bush should be so lucky as to read Lydia Millet's wickedly funny new novel. Squeaky Frome + S.J. Perelman + Lydia Millet's George Bush, Dark Prince of Love. Millet's characters are etched in acid, but it all goes down like Holladn gin. Her prose sits like a jewel atop a wan era. It almost makes the Bush years worth it — and God knows we may have to get used to them all over again. As Groucho Marx once said, 'anyone who doesn't like this book is healthy.' I loved it."
"Review" by , "[T]here are some real belly laughs in this odd story — so long as the reader's political sympathies match Millet's."
"Review" by , "Millet's novel builds to a slapstick climax..."
"Review" by , "Millet's love story is laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish. Though a work of pure fiction, it combines P.J. O'Rourke's passion for history and Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo sensibilities with something wholly original...a distinctly female voice."
"Synopsis" by , "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.

"Synopsis" by , A fresh, sardonic riff on the George Bush years, told in the voice of a wily, off-kilter, and wholly lovable ex-con who sets her heart on capturing the attention of the Leader of the Free World.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.