Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Lewser! - More Doonesbury in the Time of Trump

My book for December is Lewser! - More Doonesbury in the Time of Trump by Gary Trudeau. As I have said before, when I was working for the farm credit banks in Sacramento in the 1980s, I used to stop every morning and buy a San Francisco Chronicle. The Chronicle had Doonesbury, while the Sacramento Bee refused to publish it. One of my highlights every morning was reading the comic strip.

Trudeau started using Donald Trump as a character in his comic strip on September 14, 1987. Lewser! is a follow up to Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump that was published before the 2016 presidential election and #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump that was released in 2018.

Lewser! tracks Trump through the dark heart of Trump's presidency and into 2020 election mania. It is organized into four sections: The Stable Genius; In Search of Trump's Brain; Lie 10,000; and, Cornering the Rat.

While I enjoyed it, this book is not as good as Yuge! Both Lewser! and #SAD feel thin compared to the first book.

A footnote. I am disappointed in the pace of my reading over the last year. The shelter-in-place and work from home shifts have changed a number of my rhythms. Additionally, in the past, I read a lot when we traveled; we obviously haven't traveled much in 2020. One of my goals for 2021 is to change my patterns and read more!

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