Monday, October 16, 2017

Unbelievable by Katy Tur


Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

by Katy Tur

You won't believe how it ends!

This was a good book to read to basically go back and re-live the presidential campaign from a "road warrior" point of view.  It's been just under a year since some Americans voted Trump into office.  I was hoping Trump would have quit by now.  After the shock of election night, I gave him four months.  There's no way he'd last any longer.  I'm still waiting.

I read the ebook version of this one.  There were two word choice errors that I found - use of "pore" rather than "pour" and I can't even remember the other one, it was so benign. 

Tur's writing style is easy to read and comprehend but I do wish she'd have kept the political stuff in chronological order instead of jumping back and forth to election night.  That jumping back and forth seemed more like a writing gimmick than a necessity for the sake of the narrative.

I was able to recognize most of the public situations covered in the book because I've basically been an NBC/MSNBC junkie for the past year and a half or so.  I'm one of those people who - if I ever run into Katy Tur, I would expect her to know who I am - as if she could see me through the television watching all of her (and her colleagues) coverage.

If you follow MSNBC or NBC news outlets and/or followed Katy Tur's reporting during the campaign, you'll probably enjoy this memoir of such a short time ago.  If you've never heard of Katy Tur (where have you been??) but like politics and current events, I recommend this book.  For me, it was a windup for "What Happened" by Hillary Clinton.

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