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President Blog By Doug Magee President Blog An anonymous blogger suddenly becomes a serious contender for the American presidency in this satire Gary King an unemployed pot smoking journalist writes a short article extolling the virtues of C
  • Title: President Blog
  • Author: Doug Magee
  • ISBN: 9780997076912
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • President Blog By Doug Magee An anonymous blogger suddenly becomes a serious contender for the American presidency in this satire.Gary King, an unemployed, pot smoking journalist, writes a short article extolling the virtues of Common 2 Cents, or C2C, an incognito political blogger, for president The article was meant as a lark, but it hits a popular nerve and goes viral, transforming C2C into a candAn anonymous blogger suddenly becomes a serious contender for the American presidency in this satire.Gary King, an unemployed, pot smoking journalist, writes a short article extolling the virtues of Common 2 Cents, or C2C, an incognito political blogger, for president The article was meant as a lark, but it hits a popular nerve and goes viral, transforming C2C into a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in advance of the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries Gary becomes a reluctant celebrity in his own right and decides he has no choice but to discover C2C s true identity To that end, he enlists the help of his friend Ginny Evans, a brilliant computer scientist Meanwhile, the tumult roils Gary s life, straining his already uncertain relationship with his girlfriend, Amanda In Magee s third work of fiction Darkness All Around, 2011, etc , he taps into the political turmoil of the day, describing upheavals that closely mirror the current scene There s a lackluster Democratic candidate with a virtual lock on the nomination and a divisive Republican one who promiscuously traffics in incendiary, racially charged rhetoric Ginny deftly captures the disorder of the moment The Republican rank and file is just as sick of the status quo as the Democratic rank and file It s really a bottom up revolution, especially since there isn t some hierarchical structure to the whole thing The cult of personality is so yesterday The rise of C2C is as populist as it gets not only is the blogger s entire campaign run through free press coverage and social media, but it s not even officially declared The most virulent reaction to C2C s popularity comes from an entrenched establishment desperate to cling to power Magee has an ear for political satire besides the clever contemporary parallels, the writing is buoyant and genuinely funny It s hard to fully identify with C2C s ascendancy, though, since so little is revealed about his political principles other than the fact that he s neither a conventional Republican nor Democrat The relentless pace of the plot, and the gimlet eyed gamesomeness, though, should keep the reader well entertained.A political satire about an unconventional candidate that both thrills and edifies Kirkus Reviews
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    About "Doug Magee"

    1. Doug Magee

      I m a writer, photographer, and filmmaker living in New York s East Harlem I am the author of the novels Never Wave Goodbye and Darkness All Around both Touchstone Simon and Schuster My new novel, President Blog, will be out as an ebook on January 24th, 2016

    955 Comments

    1. What would have felt like a tall tale during the last election cycle, rings completely true this time around Doug Magee s electric lark through the American political landscape is a page turner filled with a potent mix of intrigue and humor Gary King is the perfect unwitting mastermind behind a movement which quickly grows out of control as Magee paints our broken electoral system with a caustic brush Whether you re a political junky or just enjoy a great novel, vote for President Blog.


    2. Loved it This tale about a pure ideas candidate for American president was a great escape from the madness of the 2016 elections.


    3. When a young man comes across an anonymous blog and is taken by the common sense thoughts regarding current politics he posts it along with his own thoughts and much to his surprise it takes wings and goes viral Before long it has gained so much momentum that it sparks a write in candidate in the NH primary There is no known person associated with the post which goes by the name of C2C and that is what is written in No name, no organization, committee, fund raising or packs, in fact no money at [...]


    4. Perfect book.This was a perfect book for this election year I just pictured as a hour long Saturday night live Didn t like the ending, how politics again get into the Common 2 cents write in campaign Money or Citizens United and PAC will be running the elections for a long time, not our vote.


    5. This year, in the general election, I would vote for President Blog It s got to be better than any of our other choices The story s many twists and turns did leave me wondering which character was really the creator of the blog and the mind behind the ideas Since a blog can t really be president, I like that in the end, the anonymous blogger was the downfall of other candidates.


    6. President Blog reviewPresident Blog is an amusing political satire written by author Doug Magee This story just begs for a sequel and soon.


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