NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Sunday, December 13, 2009


by David Plouffe

"David Plouffe, campaign manager for Barack Obama's historic presidential bid, reveals the inside story behind President Obama's rise to political prominence." (From the CD container.)

If you're at all curious about what it's like to run a presidential campaign, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory is your book. David Plouffe walks the reader through the entire campaign, from the uncertain beginnings through election night. You'll hear enormous amounts of detail on political polls, funding, Obama's team's unprecedented use of "new media" in organizing and informing his supporters, the primary battles with Hillary Clinton and the final showdown with John McCain. Plouffe's book shows the best and the worst of the election process and its players. I'm not a political animal, but I was completely absorbed in this book from beginning to end. It is a fascinating behind-the-curtain look at the 2008 election from the perspective of the winner.


Literary Feline said...

I've heard such good things about this book and am glad you liked it Lezlie. This isn't normally the type of book I would pick up but I may just yet. Thanks for your great review!

Lezlie said...

Literary Feline ~ It had the potential to be painfully dry, but Plouffe made the most mundane aspects sound interesting. And like *a lot* of work! I hope you have a chance to read it. Very educational!


Andi said...

I couldn't figure out why David Plouffe's name looked so familiar. Then I realized it's because it's been all over my inbox (his name is on campaign e-mails). lol This one sounds great. The next time I get a political craving, this is my go-to book.

Lezlie said...

Andi ~ I'll stick my neck out and bet that you'll love it!