Political Withdrawal


Photo of political signs by seanmcmenemyNow that the election is over, do you feel like something is missing? Do you yearn to hear pundits debate policy? Miss the unending ads, mailers and phone calls, all trying to sway you this way or that? Can’t get enough polling data? Here’s some recent political books to get you over the hump:

The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns by Sasha Issenberg
Learn about data, rather than instinct, has started to drive campaigns

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs
A fascinating investigation into the surprising cross-partisan relationships between ex-presidents and presidents.

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
A look at the ideological conflict of the current SCOTUS v. Obama.

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't by Nate Silver
Silver did some predicting magic with the 2008 and 2012 elections -- read about how he did it.

America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert
A palate cleanser!

Photo credit: seanmcmenemy


Author Bio:

Nicole Pasini has worked on library programs and collections for teens, children, and adults and she is currently the Branch Manager at the Woodside and Portola Valley Libraries. She's joking about missing the ads, but otherwise is a political junkie.

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