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Queerty’s Fall Reading Recommendations: David Rakoff, John Boyne, And More

While we’re on the topic of politics… Even if you’re not political junkie like we are,  you’ll love Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, released earlier this month. Since the election results added great momentum to marriage equality, the book is particularly relevant.

Longtime Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz offers an inside peek at the Obama-Romney presidential race. He traces the highs and lows of Obama’s first term, as well as the vicious Republican primary, and talks about how both laid the groundwork for one of the most contentious elections in recent history.

Balz writes about the colorful cast of characters that emerged during the Republican primary, including Herman Cain, New Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and the oh-so-lovable Michele Bachmann, and how Romney managed to clench the nomination from them all, only to squander it later with his now infamous “47%” comment.

Balz also writes about the Democrats, most notably Bill Clinton and the killer speech he gave at the 2012 Democratic convention. Balz reports that Clinton doesn’t care much for Obama, and that he only gave the speech out of party loyalty… and to set the stage for Hillary’s 2016 run. (We knew it!)

If you’re looking for a book with high stakes and moral implications, Collision 2012 has it all. It’s so juicy you’ll likely devour it in a day or two.

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  • boring

    Couldn’t care less – the new Pynchon is out September 17th and that’s all I’ll ever need.

  • JohnnyDC

    Great list- I’ve added a couple to my Amazon wish list.

  • viveutvivas

    Please put it all on one page. I don’t do click-throughs and I believe I speak for the majority.

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