Stinque Book Club

Whos on First

You’re a mean one, with an unconvincing character arc.Title: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Author: Dr. Seuss

Rank: 61

Blurb: “The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville’s holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.”

Review: “I don’t get the story. What makes it so good? I love how the Grinch is sooooo bad, but am extremely disapointed how quickly his little heart turns to mush.”

Customers Also Bought: The cartoon, of course.

Footnote: And what’s the deal with Little Red Riding Hood? Have you ever looked at a wolf? Does a wolf even vaguely resemble a human? And speaking of wolves, do you have any idea how much wind it takes to knock down a wooden structure? Magic realism has gone too far.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! [Amazon]

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Kennebunkum

President Palin, meet President Quayle.Title: “41: A Portrait of My Father”

Author: George W. Bush

Rank: 2

Blurb: “Never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words.”

Review: “GHW Bush was the last of the true gentlemen to hold the office of President.”

Customers Also Bought: “George W. Bush Bobblehead”

Footnote: True Gentlemen leave the messy business to Lee Atwater.

41 [Amazon]

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Indistinguishable from Magic

“Why shouldn’t I open this unknown email attachment?”Title: “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington”

Author: Sharyl Attkisson

Rank: 34

Blurb: “Who’s been hacking Sharyl Attkisson’s computers? Computers that turn themselves on in the night, make strange noises, then shut themselves down. Whoever is doing it is using highly sophisticated spyware available only to our top intelligence agencies. Is someone sending Attkisson a message?”

Review: “Haven’t started to read it yet, but will shortly.”

Customers Also Bought: “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon” by Mark Steyn

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Grandchild Abuse

Captain, I think that fat fuck is a spy.Title: “Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans”

Author: Rush Limbaugh

Rank: 2

Blurb: “Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775.”

Review: “The picture of a surgeon’s saw was very sobering.”

Customers Also Bought: “Agenda 21: Into the Shadows” by Glenn Beck

Footnote: A continental army can never have too much lard.

Rush Revere and the American Revolution [Amazon]

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Bark Shadows

“There’s no hope for him now, Travis. He’s suffering. You know we’ve got to do it.”Title: “Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty”

Authors: Editors of Garden and Gun

Rank: 21

Blurb: “From the troublemakers who can’t be fenced in to the lifelong companions who never leave our sides, this one-of-a-kind anthology showcases man’s best friend through all of his most endearing (and maddening) attributes.”

Review: “I really like this book. It was really good. It didn’t really make sense but it did make sense. If u know what I mean?”

Customers Also Bought: “Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels, Huge Rolls, White, 12 Count”

Footnote: We’re Kickstarting a heartwarming photo collection of raised surfaces we’ve kicked cats off of.

Good Dog [Amazon]

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Bring Out Your Dread!

Don’t forget the Zombie repellant.Title: “Ebola Survival Handbook: A Collection of Tips, Strategies, and Supply Lists From Some of the World’s Best Preparedness Professionals”

Author: Lost Arts Publishing

Rank: 42

Blurb: “Ebola. Even the name of the virus conjures up mental images of a gruesome, agonizing, bloody death. Anyone who has scanned the news headlines lately has, at the very least, an inkling that a horrible disease is on the loose. It’s anyone’s best guess how soon this becomes a pandemic on American soil. While the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have both expressed serious concerns that we are on the brink of disaster, border enforcement agencies seem blithely unconcerned. It’s really up to you to protect your family.”

Review: “Tells you what supplies you need, including how to care for your sick when the hospitals are full (and they will be) and dispose of your dead.”

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The War Between the States of Mind

Aren’t people who try to stop necessary wars called “Appeasers”?Title: “Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth”

Author: Michael Weiner Savage

Rank: 21

Blurb: “According to Michael Savage, OUR NATION IS IN REAL TROUBLE and the seeds of a second conflagration have been sown. Not between the states — but between true patriots who believe in our nation’s founding principles and those he believes are working every day to undermine them and change the very nature of the country.”

Review: “What makes this book great is that it doesn’t repeat Republican talking points that you would get from Wall Banger and other hacks on Fox News.”

Customers Also Bought: “The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off” by Alex Jones

Footnote: Funny how through all the vitriol directed at the Clintons, we don’t recall anyone using the Civil War as a hook.

Stop the Coming Civil War [Amazon]

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