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33. Yes- I read them already: 'Destined for Destiny":

I got the Audio CD version- hilarious!

From Publishers Weekly

In the tradition of Jon Stewart's America: The Book and satirical newspaper The Onion (which Dikkers runs as editor-in-chief), this faux autobiography recounts George W. Bush's mediocre rise from humble beginnings (as a child of "simple oil folks") to become the 43rd President of the United States. Dikkers and Hilleren play on every Bush stereotype, from his privileged insider perspective ("I believe in tax relief for Wal-Mart and other large department store chains which clothe and feed the poor") to his close and personal bond with his savior ("Hello, Jesus, my name is George W. Bush and I'm asking for your support in my run for Congress"), in a voice studded with Bush's trademark malapropisms. The authors also include fake artifacts, including newspaper clippings, White House memos and Bush's Yale admissions essay (complete with a note from Dad). Though the gags are often as sharp as they are stupid (chapter titles include "Then I Ran Some Companies into the Ground," "George Walker, Texas Ranger," and "The Clown-Faced Zombie I Call My Wife"), readers may find the joke wearing a little thin by the time they reach the 16-page photo spread of Bush with Jesus Christ. Readers may want to skip around to prevent satirical fatigue.
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From Booklist

Underscore unauthorized. Dikkers, founder and editor in chief of the satirical publication theOnion, and Hilleren, former public radio producer, joined to craft this humorous look at the life of President George W. Bush, as if penned by the forty-third president himself. They chronicle Bush's privileged childhood, his uninspiring academic performance, and his rise to wealth and influence in business and, finally, politics with the help of family connections. Written in imitation of Bush's breezy style, the facts are all there, but the tone is heavily satiric. Illustrations include a report card with grades altered, a loyalty oath signed by Laura Bush, and--after Bush's proclaimed religious conversion--the presence of Jesus in photographs of his life from babyhood through the presidential swearing-in ceremony through his speech at ground zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Bush detractors will find this book hilarious; his fans will be apoplectic. Vanessa Bush
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  -Will you read Bush's memoirs? Wetzelbill  Aug-13-07 08:54 AM   #0 
  - No. I'll be dead from his policies before then. nt  valerief   Aug-13-07 08:55 AM   #1 
  - No, not because of hatred for him, but because there wouldn't be a word of truth in it  ThomWV   Aug-13-07 08:56 AM   #2 
  - Exactly. It will be a complete distortion of reality. This is a group that thrives on hiding  Nickster   Aug-13-07 09:02 AM   #6 
  - You mean somebody in this Administration can actually remember something?  Dr.Phool   Aug-13-07 09:20 AM   #25 
  - According to John Dean, his autobiography " A Charge To Keep"  Wetzelbill   Aug-13-07 09:05 AM   #11 
  - Only if they're written by him personally, from prison.  flvegan   Aug-13-07 09:01 AM   #3 
  - "The Life and Lies of George W. Bush"..........  Double T   Aug-13-07 09:01 AM   #4 
  - I think i'll pass  bryant69   Aug-13-07 09:01 AM   #5 
  - It will be a ..  citizen_jane   Aug-13-07 09:02 AM   #7 
  - Ehhhhh, Maybe To My Kid. He Likes The 'See Dick. See Dick Run' Books.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-13-07 09:04 AM   #8 
  - Probably be a short read....  jdadd   Aug-13-07 09:05 AM   #9 
  - "I remember my first bottle of Lone Star beer like it was yesterday. Sometimes I start the morning  shain from kane   Aug-13-07 09:05 AM   #10 
  - welcome to DU, Mr. Bush  Wetzelbill   Aug-13-07 09:07 AM   #13 
  - I wouldn't even look at the pictures.  BurtWorm   Aug-13-07 09:07 AM   #12 
  - I bet it will be a pop up book  Wetzelbill   Aug-13-07 09:08 AM   #14 
  - What's there to read in a crayon coloring book? nt  Xipe Totec   Aug-13-07 09:09 AM   #15 
  - I don't read much fiction so probably not.  Feeney2   Aug-13-07 09:10 AM   #16 
  - No, if I'm going to read fiction, I want it to be good fiction.  WI_DEM   Aug-13-07 09:12 AM   #17 
  - "How to Succeed Miserably", or "Seven Habits of Highly Destructive Morons"?  IDemo   Aug-13-07 09:13 AM   #18 
  - Will I have a choice?  Ezlivin   Aug-13-07 09:15 AM   #19 
  - Come now, he can't even read...  InvisibleTouch   Aug-13-07 09:16 AM   #20 
  - Not a chance in hell.  Beelzebud   Aug-13-07 09:17 AM   #21 
  - Why would anyone read any politician's memoirs?  cgrindley   Aug-13-07 09:17 AM   #22 
  - Nope, and neither will he. - n/t  porphyrian   Aug-13-07 09:18 AM   #23 
  - Waste your time? Come on, Wild Bill, how much time could it take?  havocmom   Aug-13-07 09:20 AM   #24 
  - I only read fiction that is described as such.  Bitwit1234   Aug-13-07 09:20 AM   #26 
  - Maybe I'll read it in the bathroom, then use it for toilet paper.  jojo54   Aug-13-07 09:23 AM   #27 
  - Do the could only give it some much needed truth. (nt)  KansDem   Aug-13-07 09:27 AM   #31 
  - .  KansDem   Aug-13-07 09:25 AM   #28 
  - Not If The Pages Aren't Fully Colored  KharmaTrain   Aug-13-07 09:25 AM   #29 
  - Don't think so,  PRETZEL   Aug-13-07 09:26 AM   #30 
  - Hope it's printed on that nice soft paper.  peace13   Aug-13-07 09:32 AM   #32 
  - Yes- I read them already: 'Destined for Destiny":  npincus   Aug-13-07 09:35 AM   #33 
  - Who'll will it be published by? Regnery Children's books or Golden Books?  HughBeaumont   Aug-13-07 09:36 AM   #34 
  - I'll read the comic book, that'll be the most popular version.  Pyrzqxgl   Aug-13-07 05:39 PM   #44 
  - I can probably read it during a commercial break  NewJeffCT   Aug-13-07 09:38 AM   #35 
  - I've already been contracted to ghost-write them.  sofa king   Aug-13-07 09:47 AM   #36 
  - BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA.  HughBeaumont   Aug-13-07 06:10 PM   #45 
  - Why would I read a torn-up Constitution?  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-13-07 10:06 AM   #37 
  - Yes  negativenihil   Aug-13-07 10:08 AM   #38 
  - If I saw it for less than $5 at a second-hand store maybe.  Katherine Brengle   Aug-13-07 10:09 AM   #39 
  - My Pet Goat, Redux?  48percenter   Aug-13-07 10:12 AM   #40 
  - Nah. There won't be enough syllables to interest me. n/t  WritersBlock   Aug-13-07 10:14 AM   #41 
  - Yeah sure  Johonny   Aug-13-07 10:28 AM   #42 
  - The first two volumes are already available...  LeftishBrit   Aug-13-07 10:49 AM   #43 
  - That's like asking if I'm planning on reading a coloring book.  jtg33   Aug-13-07 06:12 PM   #46 
  - Only after he shakes the Etch-A-Sketch  SalmonChantedEvening   Aug-13-07 06:13 PM   #47 
  - I'm sorry.  nathan hale   Aug-13-07 07:46 PM   #48 

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