Book Reviews of American Rhapsody

American Rhapsody
American Rhapsody
Author: Joe Eszterhas
ISBN-13: 9780375411441
ISBN-10: 0375411445
Publication Date: 7/2000
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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A VERY intimate review of Bill Clinton's trouble with Monica.
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A brutally honest look into the White house before during and after the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal...a note ...this book can be slightly provacative and graphic...but that makes for a more enjoyable read...definetly not for Republicans or close-minded individuals
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Great commentary on political America - but don't listen with kids or elders in the car. The language is a bit "blue" at times!
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"Not for Republicans"? Not for Democrats either, I would have said - to anyone who's looking to read a justification of his or her party's leaders or actions.

Reads like fiction - which most of it ,ust be, since I don't see how, short of science fiction, the author could be inside the mind of someone else's penis (if such a thing has its own mind).

Be warned - colorful language barely begins to describe some of the writing here. I found parts very hard to listen to, and I didn't really believe much of it -- but there's no denying it's a rivetting read/listen. You do have to bear in mind that this is one rather jaded and problematic author's deconstructionist take on Clinton, Bush, et al. Therefore I learned more about sustaining a reader's interest than I did about politics or history.

Interesting in its own right but certainly not for everyone.
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Joe Eszterhas has done some fine scripts (though they're not the ones he is known for) and he certainly knows how to hold a reader's interest. This book covers the Clinton scandals and candidate Bush from a unique perspective; he blends his research into these events with wildly fanciful reconstructions of what was going through the minds and reproductive equipment of those involved. So it's fantasy, in a way. I guess. It's given a brilliant (but hardly impartial) reading by Ed Asner and others. Parts were hard to listen to as they went over my personal glurge limit, but I give it a grudging recommendation, with a strong warning for those sensitive to explicit sexual material and/or foul language.