“Presidential Misadventures” Reduces History to Short, Humorous Poems
If you cackled at Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, then Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge will leave you in stitches. Most of Bob Raczka’s poetry in this collection are written in clerihew, which is a simple poetic form that was created to mock celebrities and important figures, such as the President of the United States. The 43 poems regale readers with the sidesplitting misadventures and quirky facts that I’m sure many of the presidents wish the general public would forget about.
For many of the earlier presidents, the poems are also a great way to brush up on your history, especially since Raczka is kind enough to include a reading list and index should you be inspired to look up their historical shenanigans on your spare time. Raczka effortlessly blends smart political commentary with child-like humor, and his sarcastic zingers are the perfect way to cheer you up, especially if you have been having a bad day.
Whether you want a collection of easy, breezy poems to read on a lazy Sunday or need a gift to give to a politically opinionated friend, Presidential Misadventures is the perfect addition to any bookshelf.