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Buzz Book Club, Sammy's Hill

Buzz Book Club: Sammy's Hill

Hello, Buzz Book Club readers! I know a lot of you are doing your best to keep up with campaign-related news (I'm lucky to have Citizen and Liberty's help!) so I thought it would be fun to read a light and easy book about politics. Ladies and gents, introducing the October "election season" Book Club selection: Sammy's Hill, by someone who knows a thing or two about life inside the Beltway, Kristin Gore.

Yep, that's Al Gore's daughter. I've been interested in reading this one for a while, as it sounds like a fun romp through the life of a young person working on Capitol Hill (with a little romance tossed in for fun).

For those of you new to my book club format, here's how it works: I'll announce a new book each month. Every week I'll suggest chapters to complete by the next post (which, in this case, will go up every Friday in October). In these weekly Book Club posts, I'll posit a few discussion-provoking questions for you to respond to in the comments section.

To find out what Sammy's Hill is all about and to get the first assignment,

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The synopsis for Sammy's Hill reads:
"Samantha Joyce, Gore's heroine, is a 26-year-old self-deprecating health-care policy advisor to Robert Gary, a well-respected senator from her home state of Ohio. Between endless work days, a grueling campaign schedule, and frequent trips to the pet store where she seeks advice on caring for her listless Japanese fighting fish, Sammy finds time to obsess over her new boyfriend, sexy speechwriter Aaron Driver. As things heat up with Aaron, Sammy's work schedule takes on a new intensity when Gary becomes the Democratic candidate for vice president. Along the way, scandal clouds both her personal and professional life, and our heroine discovers the often salacious underbelly of life on the hill."

The first assignment: Read from the beginning of the book until the end of the chapter titled "Down Low, Too Slow" (so, just before "Roadshow" begins). We'll chat about this first section a week from today, Oct. 10.

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scissorz scissorz 7 years
i haven't participated in the book club yet! i just finished up a series that i was rereading and have found myself book-less. i like to hit a non-fiction and fiction title at once but i haven't found a fiction that tickles me. this looks like fun! never put 2 and 2 together that she is the same who writes for futurama or that shes al gore's kid!
liz313 liz313 7 years
This book is hilarious and so smart. The sequel is quite good as well. I am hoping for a movie! :)
nomadreader nomadreader 7 years
I loved this book and its sequel. Great choice!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years
Sounds great, excellent choice.
Amandaletta Amandaletta 7 years
I am definitely going to get this book! Kristin Gore is great and if her writing for Futurama is any hint, I am going to love this book.
bibliophile bibliophile 7 years
Very timely. Great choice!
bibliophile bibliophile 7 years
Very timely. Great choice!
adw7984 adw7984 7 years
I can't wait to read this! Great choice!
McSquish McSquish 7 years
This is a hilarious book! I read it when it first came out and I laughed out loud from beginning to end. The second one Sammy's House, I can't even get past the third chapter, I've tried twice, but Sammy's Hill is GREAT!
Megatron Megatron 7 years
Warning: you won't be able to put it down. I read it in the course of a day simply because I had nothing else to do. And very appropriate, Buzz :)
pinky-tuscadero pinky-tuscadero 7 years
I bought this when it was first published. I started getting busy at work and never finished it. Thank you Buzz for giving me a reason to pull this book off my shelf.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
This has been sitting on my bookshelf for ages, waiting to be read. Thanks, Buzz! Looking to this month's book club.
julsiesf julsiesf 7 years
I read this last year. Great choice!
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