First Paragraph: Giant Of The Senate

I’m back! We survived all the fire storms, although many around us did not. It was scary and disrupted our lives for a soloid two weeks. Fortunately, we still have our lives and our homes. Thanks so much to everyone who sent prayers and good wishes our way. I appreciate your thougtfulness.

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firstparagraphEvery Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.

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I just finished reading a book that is probably going to be one of my favorites of 2017. Its Al Franken’s Giant Of the Senate. It is, of course, fun, but its also interesting and a heart-tugger. I’ve already told my kids this is required reading. Here’s how it starts:


An Optimist’s Guide to Politics

In the eight years since I came to Washington, probably the question I’ve been asked more than any other is some version of this “Is being a United States senator as much fun as working on Saturday Nigfht Live?”

The answer has always been NO!!! Why would it be?

What do you think?

Would you keep reading?

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8 Responses to First Paragraph: Giant Of The Senate

  1. So glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much! I’m interested

  2. Annie says:

    Happy to know your are back and safe !

  3. I was hoping you were well and safe! I thought about you when I heard of the fires.

    Enjoy being safe and having your home still.

    I am curious about this book…thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: “SEVEN DAYS OF US”

  4. Vicki says:

    Glad to hear you and your home are safe! I’d keep reading.

  5. So glad that all is okay. That’s a huge relief. I’m curious about the Franken book–I find him to be a fascinating character.

  6. Of course I would (the book is on my library queue)…. so glad you are all safe and home.

  7. Nise' says:

    So glad you are safe! I often wanted to ask the same question.

  8. Diane says:

    Oh, I love AL Franken and would like to read or listen to this one.

    I am so happy the fires did not reach you.

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