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Reviews Thu Sep 24 2009

New Yorker on The Gov

The New Yorker gets a hold of Rod Blagojevich's memoir, The Governor, and gives it some nice, snarky, back-handed compliments:

The American political memoir comes in many forms--the magisterial catalogue of heroic achievement, the backward glance at modest beginnings--but none of these sub-genres have thrived with more repetition and variation than the cri de coeur of the indicted-but-not-yet-convicted office-holding grandee. For febrile self-defensiveness and look-over-there deflections and deceptions, Rod Blagojevich's new book, "The Governor: Finally, the Truth Behind the Political Scandal That Continues to Rock the Nation," is surely unsurpassed.

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