...to the bookstore and pick up Laura Ingraham's The Obama Diaries. I occasionally recommend books in this space and it's possible-even probable-no one ever takes those recommendations. But for this one, you need to.
The book starts with the revelation that someone left an envelope on Ingraham's car while she was getting a pedicure. Curious, she opens the envelope and realizes it's copies of the diaries of the Obamas, Joe Biden, Rahm, Axelrod et al. The diary entries are entirely plausible, funny without being vicious, and a brilliant takedown on various subjects from Obama's narcissism to Michelle's vegetable garden to the careful packaging of the Obama family for the media. In between the diary entries is Ingraham's commentary; smart, mildly sarcastic, and insightful.
This is different than the other anti-Obama books. It's not harsh and screechy, it's devoid of birtherism and other unsavory attacks. And it dares to go to the personal, even including 'diary pages' of Michelle's mother, without being catty. Put this book on your summer reading list-you will NOT be disappointed.