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There’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks—a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vThere’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks—a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party. From explicit love letters to slurred speeches to nude swims at Bing Crosby’s house, reputations are ruined and secrets bared. George Washington brokered the end of the American Revolution over glasses of Madeira. Ulysses S. Grant rarely drew a sober breath when he was leading the North to victory. And it wasn’t all liquor. Some presidents preferred their drugs—Nixon was a pill-popper. And others chased women instead—both the professorial Woodrow Wilson (who signed his love letters “Tiger”) and the good ol’ boy Bill Clinton, though neither could hold a candle to Kennedy, who also received the infamous Dr. Feelgood’s “vitamin” injections of pure amphetamine. Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield’s attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.’s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of Mad magazine meets The Colbert Report. Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter’s partier-in-chief....

Title : Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office
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ISBN : 9780761180845
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office Reviews

  • Staci Suhy
    2018-11-06 01:37

    i received this book for free as part of a first reads promotion

  • Aubree Bowling
    2018-11-14 04:13

    If I could, this would be a 1 and a half. There was quite a bit or political bias passed off as sort of the only way to view certain presidents and opinions presented as fact about presidents from the 1940s to the present. Also the fact that a lot of presidents didn't have a bunch of bad behavior led to a pattern of endless litanies of detailed descriptions of drinking habits. it got very repetitive and boring to hear how many drinks this or that guy would have. And it is kind of ignored that in the 1700s and a large part of the 1800s, drinking water wasn't clean and safe and many people lived on beer and wine. This book was an easy read but kind of a waste of my time.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-07 04:23

    My big problem with this book is the bias (and often skewed) portrayal of various Presidents. If a Republican did it- HORRIBLE, if Democrat- youthful indiscretion or not harmful to self or others (compare GW Bush's drug use to Obama's).Saw some historical errors, but that is how the left are rewriting history at the moment. I was able to finish it, but the obvious agenda and slant assure that I will never touch another of Brian Abram's books, articles, interviews, basically anything he has any input in.

  • Ruth
    2018-10-22 23:15

    This book was a good idea but some presidents had zero debauchery and some could fill volumes on their own. At the beginning of the book I wished it were longer cause I felt like a lot of research must have been done for what boiled down to a two page essay but at the end I was kind of bored. To be completely honest for the Goodreads reading challenge, I think I fell asleep last night and didn't read the last three or four pages. I was high on marijuana. Disqualify me if you want.

  • Brooke
    2018-10-29 23:25

    Just ok.

  • Robert Jones
    2018-10-27 03:21

    This is a fun book. My fiance got it for me because I'm into presidents, I guess. I read it cover to cover, though I'm not sure it was meant to be consumed in that fashion - maybe more like an encyclopedia, or a recipe book. It's an odd fusion of both.I don't think it's a very good book, though. It's largely accurate, but not entirely. It's hard to tell where Brian Abrams is being serious and where he's being silly. When you're talking about the comic debaucheries of our American presidents, it's pretty important to know what's a comedic flourish on the author's part and what's cold, hard fact. I like to toss interesting presidential trivia up on my Facebook every now and then, you know? Trick people into thinking I'm clever and intelligent. Party Like a President provides quite a bit of this trivia, but I need to double check everything before I add it. It's a good source, but not a great one. I suppose that's to be expected, given the subject matter.There were embellishments, and if I didn't know any better, I'd say that Brian Abrams had some sneaky partisan influence in some of his writings. But, eh, this is a fluff book. If you learn anything about any presidents from a book like this, even if you have to double check it, it's a win in my books. I've read worse books on presidents, and I've certainly read less interesting ones. Hell, I've read more serious books with greater factual inaccuracies, too, for that matter.

  • M. Apple
    2018-10-21 01:21

    Not surprisingly, only a handful of presidents weren't fond of alcohol, drugs, and adultery. That's what the powerful do. That's also what the average person does, too, and being president definitely does not guarantee a saintly life. As the author concludes, the duties of a president are so stressful it's a wonder anybody survives, let alone remains sober.Now, I wonder why these anecdotes haven't made it into US history books? Students might show more interest in studying history if they had stories like these to help them relate to politicians as fellow human beings, just as fickle anf flawed as everyone else.(Some of the cocktail recipes in the book are useful but others are downright disgusting...on purpose...with ingredients such as Miller High Life, marijuana, and tabasco sauce. Mix at your own peril.)

  • Ladonna Creech
    2018-11-13 03:24

    Hilariously Informative & A Must Read For Every AmericanAfter reading this awesomely entertaining book, I've come to the conclusion that Democrats would be the most fun to party with. I love the way this book is written. The humor and the interesting historical facts helped to keep my attention throughout. I thought how unique and interesting it was that the author chose to add a cocktail recipe after each President; something that would have correlated with that particular patriot that preceded it. This is one of those that I have chosen to add to my list of favorites. A great and fun way to learn more about our U.S. Presidents - all the way up to Obama. I'm actually glad this book was written before Trump came along, because if it hadn't, I'd have ended this book on a sour note!

  • Shanna Hoelscher
    2018-11-08 23:29

    Educational yet a good way!If you are ready to handle the *raw* tales of how our presidents coped with the perils of the job, this is the book for you. If you wish to still believe in the sober magic of the Presidency, stay the hell away!I learned a HELL of a lot about the drinking/drugging/sexual habits of our beloved Presidents that I never knew, despite my Presidential geekiness. Yes, we all know about Kennedy's imbibing adventures. But, did you ever consider Harding's? "Party like a president" is an entertaining Eye-opener of a book. The recipes at the end of each chapter are just lagniappe. Highly recommended!!

  • Talia
    2018-11-01 23:27

    Party Like a President is a hilarious and eye-opening book that informed me on the shenanigans and scandals on Capitol Hill. This book shows the reader all of the lesser known things presidents have done in the past from drugs to alcohol to gluttony. This book leans towards to left side of politics, constantly bashing republican presidents which added to the humor and interest. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn some intimate fun facts about the presidents.

  • Marianne
    2018-11-04 03:22

    A humorous, gossipy book about the lifestyles of our Presidents. Sometimes funny, sometimes eye-opening ... not an angel among 'em!! All had their quirks and behind the scenes lives ... ahh, but in today's society, they appear just like regular guys, not heroes!! Tsk-tsk ! Fun read with lots of White House cocktail recipes.

  • Anne
    2018-11-14 23:25

    Snarky fun humor (" the County Courthouse, well known code name for the local leather bar"!!) mixed with some interesting new presidential tales as well as the ones we have all heard. A great quick read that still entertains.

  • Tanya
    2018-10-20 02:31

    It was a good read. Nice to read stories of the president's behaving just like the rest of Americans. I liked that the author included,close to historically accurate, cocktail recipes at the end of each presidents chapter.

  • Reverenddave
    2018-11-12 06:18

    Moronic. Poorly researched, poorly written and far too apt to forgo real details in favor of sub-Leno level jokes. Given one star purely because Goodreads doesnt let you rate something zero stars.

  • Tj
    2018-11-01 23:31

    Fun. A different perspective on the Presidents

  • North Landesman
    2018-10-27 01:39

    Good times. Good times. It never hurts to know how presidents partied.

  • Marce
    2018-10-29 06:41

    A really fun book!!!

  • Amy
    2018-10-19 01:31

    This is a fun light book with hilarious trivia about our presidents.

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-08 05:29

    Highly partisan, very little historical reference in relation to "facts"

  • Leigh Koonce
    2018-11-13 05:16

    This book certainly had some interesting trivia, but it rather sensationalized many of the Presidents' lives and activities.

  • Portia
    2018-11-11 02:34

    A light hearted look at our Presidents...a quick fun read.

  • Rachel Cohen
    2018-11-10 23:25

    Hysterical and maybe somewhat accurate.