The Great Gasbag

The Great Gasbag

An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World

Book - 2017
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The brilliant and outspoken star of The View--and one of our most beloved comedians--hits the most unpopular president ever elected where it hurts (and makes us laugh and cheer) in this hilarious alphabetical guide to everything that's wrong with the "Orange One," Donald Trump. Put down the Valium, get out of bed: Joy Behar is here to save you from self-harm as she hot-walks you through the Trump presidency. On her hit ABC daytime show, The View, Joy has been blunt in her condemnation of the comb-over-in-chief, and her words have electrified and inspired millions in the resistance for whom #notmypresident has become a rallying cry. So putting aside despair, Joy's response is one that will cheer the hearts of Never Trumpers everywhere, because the only sane reaction to the insanity in the White House is laughter. The Great Gasbag is Joy's satirical answer to the hell that is the Trump Grange House. Structured as an A-to-Z guide (A is for Alternative Facts; B is for Bigly, C is for Con man; etc.), the book offers much-needed doses of levity for everyone determined to #resist. Taking on the bloviated bumpkin from every conceivable angle, Joy puts Trump in his gold-plated place, making us laugh as she dissects the worst president since ever. Funny, caustic, and a call to arms for anyone who's had enough of living in Trumpland, The Great Gasbag is the only study guide you'll ever need to survive Donald and his world.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062699343
0062699342
Branch Call Number: 973.933 B41g
Characteristics: xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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IrishMoon
Jan 16, 2018

I adore Joy Behar, I truly do, but somehow Joy's wit does not shine through in this book. I don't believe I have ever listened to an audio book, but if one is released in which Joy, herself, does the reading, I will definitely listen to it, as I believe the jokes may simply need Joy's voice in order for them to work.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Nov 12, 2017

Ms. Behar hits her stride late in the book. Wit and wisdom about the current occupant of the White House. Wonderful one-line zingers to share on social media.

debwalker Sep 21, 2017

The bar keeps going lower. That UN speech. Words fail.

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donkeyhote
Aug 20, 2017

Let's read this book and have a laugh, but probably all this is not just fun. There is a book by Trump, which says in the title how kick the butt of everybody in business and life. With this philosophy of his, I pity the women who tied their lives with his. But, when one laughs at Donald Duck when reading this book, one also should wonder how this "gasbag" got the vote of many Americans. I can't wait to read this one book and not only laugh but also, think. Now, to finish, I want to tell you one thing I heard Dr. Bill Deagle, PhD say about Bush Jr. in 2007 on talk radio. He said this, word-by-word: "The obscenity he introduced into the W. House is beyond belief." And Dr. Bill put a modulated emphasis on the last 2 words. So, the Republicans seem to choose some tough folk for President. I am glad to have Trudeau for us now, instead of the Conservatives of our country, who recently even declared that they dream of re-instating the before-Confederation way of doing things in Canada. I learned a lot in history class in College about those times, and they weren't laughing matter, I can tell you. The Conservatives of Canada even had appealed at the Supreme Court against the practical applications of constitutional rights here. Let's beware of getting Canada's Trump-like bunch back when we choose our leaders next. OK, now, good laughing to you when you read this probably very entertaining and enlightening book.

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