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Beating Around the Bush
by Art Buchwald
Seven Stories Press
ISBN 1-58322-714-8
Published September 2005 - Hardcover - 231 pages - $24.95

I had just read a few junky books so I was looking forward to some uplifting writing for a change.  Mr. Buchwald is always reliable for a sharp eye and an even sharper tongue.  This book is a collection of essays on politicians, corporations, the media, and the like.  Everyday observations.  If you didn't know, Art Buchwald is the Washington Post columnist, and also a Pulitzer Prize winner.  These satirical essays are from his famous columns, and as a sampling of what's on offer, consider these chapters: Which God is Your God?; The FBI Changes Its Ways; Between Iraq and a Hard Place; Yelling at the TV; I Won't Be Home for Christmas; Wal-Mart; Saving Britney's Marriage; Who Killed Jesus, and so much more.  What I love about essays is that you can pick a chapter to read without necessarily finishing the book in one or two sittings.  I love to save some stories for other days.
Conclusion - Pure delight.

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