Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Book of the Month - The President's Therapist


The President's Therapist
by
John Wareham
(2008)

Excerpts from various reviews:


Death Sentence Sought for Controversial Author
"Burn him at the stake," cries an angry critic.

The President's Therapist, John Wareham's best-selling psychological thriller, is looking more like more like nonfiction by the moment. The novel delivers an insider's portal into [former] President Geroge W. Bush's closet alcohol addiction, leadership travails, and marital woes.

In a missive to the publisher, Republican political activist Ms. Bonnie Dudley accused Mr. Wareham of comingling fact with fiction, and of stealing his plot from a supermarket tabloid. "She has a point," responded Mr. Wareham. "The bio-history of George W. Bush is factual, and I certainly pushed the novelistic envelope by creating a fictional psychotherapist. But she's all wrong about the plot, it's original."

The novel might be fiction, but the bio-history that "Dr. Alter" unearths and ruminates upon is deadly accurate, and the strategies he applies to burst the president’s infamous bubble of denial are, to say the least, fascinating.

Join us in our discussion of The Urban Politico's Book of the Month.



***Note: The book is available on Amazon HERE for as little as $3 used, $9 new.

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