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,
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.