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One State Two State Red State Blue State: A Satirical Guide to the Political And Culture Wars
One State Two State Red State Blue State A Satirical Guide to the Political And Culture Wars Author:Don Davis A classic political satire of the modern era, ONE STATE TWO STATE RED STATE BLUE STATE is a brilliant, incisive and laugh-out loud parody of the currently raging political and culture wars. The book has a unique comic take on the battles over all of the hot-button issues of the day, including stem cells, evolution, gay marriage, the morn... more »ing-after pill and the display of The Ten Commandments. Written entirely in verse, and showing no mercy to the sacred cows of any political or religious stripe, this work can perhaps best be summed up as "DR.SEUSS MEETS LENNY BRUCE."
Endorsed by the well-known political satirist Will Durst, and President Clinton?s former "humor speechwriter," Mark Katz (see above), ONE STATE TWO STATE not only radiates the heat of hilarity, but also sheds a bright light on the contradictions, fault lines and total absurdity of our political culture. For those who enjoy the "political incorrectness" of a Bill Maher, or the impish cleverness of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, this book is a "must read" -- THE ULTIMATE HUMOR BOOK FOR THE POLITICAL JUNKIE, WHETHER ELEPHANT OR DONKEY.
From Tom DeLay to Torquemada, from SpongeBob to Scalia, from McCain to Madonna, this work also skillfully weaves high-brow and pop culture into a mad mélange of social commentary, with the author?s artful use of rhyme providing a high-octane jolt to the punch lines.
As succinctly summarized by Joseph Dorinson, Professor of History at Long Island University:
From Mark Twain to Will Rogers, to Russell Baker to Art Buchwald, the art of political parody has occupied a distinctive place in American literature and journalism. Don Davis ably carries the torch of that tradition, as he demonstrates the uncanny knack of finding the satiric soft underbelly of virtually every controversial issue that currently divides the body politic.« less