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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Spin Doctor Press (May 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983572402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983572404
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,942,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"From word one of this new book, John Cooker brings readers a look at reality which is completely engrossing and unbelievably hysterical. Quill Says: A perfect book that offers everything one needs to know about how to avoid these viruses. Isn't it ironic that comedians are the ones who actually have the answers?" Feathered Quill Reviews

"As this hilarious book proves, even when it comes to politics, laughter is the best medicine." Independent Publisher.com

"...discover an author that has a unique ability to perceive and express in an ingeniously humorous manner some profound and deep insights concerning human behavior, as well as the dangerous lack of civility we witness every day." Bookpleasures

More About the Author

John Cooker blogs on Huffington Post under political humor and is a partner in a real estate development LLC. His earlier novel, THE GELWICK FAXES, is a terrorist thriller written the year before and presaging the terrible events of 9/11.

He lives among the rolling Appalachian mountains outside the DC/Baltimore metroplex with his wife Katherine. They own a dog kennel and breed Spinone Italianos.

In dire need, after living through the recent years of constipated political partisanship, he became inspired to react with the most powerful medicine: humor. In an effort to cheer himself and his friends up he wrote CURE YOUR DEMOCRACY.

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This book addresses a growing problem in this country.
Dr. Rachael S Rudinoff
Whether on the left, right, or somewhere in the middle, Cure Your Democracy is a book you need to read.
lostinidaho.me
The humor gets you but the underlying truth stays with you long after you've read it.
Political Junkie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather on May 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
This satirical book on politics will leave you laughing and thinking at the same time. The author pokes fun by introducing us to the diseases "Democratosis" and "Democratitus". Depending on what party you identify with you have one of these diseases, more than likely. But, wait! You can cure yourself and those infected around you. Just pick up this book, it is laid out like a medical book that will lead you from the definition of both diseases, their symptoms and their treatments. Although I found it to be a bit on the wordy side it was funny. I was also able to see the truth in where our country is right now and the true need to work together for the greater good. Some may not appreciate this book if they are deep in the trenches of their political party, but those that are fed up with Government as a whole and know that change has got to happen will find it a fun read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol Piner aka NCcharmer on June 3, 2011
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John Cooker's Cure Your Democracy highlights the incredible humor and the reality that he is most likely nuts, but since he writes well he really ought to get away with it. In this expose' of two diseases that have grabbed their hosts and have taken over America. In Cooker's opinion, these two viruses, Democratosis and Democratitis are suffered in varying degrees of severity by us all. Believe me, no one is left out of his hilarious book. Bob Dylan, Oprah and anybody you can think of will line up with one of the two viruses; even Jim and Tammy Baker. It's a very funny book and his tests to determine which virus you have will leave you laughing out loud. It is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long, long time. I fully intend to go back and read it again. I found myself with touches of both viruses and I would really like to narrow down to one. I won't reveal which. Cure Your Democracy is a huge laugh out loud experience. Way to go, Cooker.
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Cure Your Democracy: The Infection, Spread and Treatment of Contagious Opinions
By John Cooker, MRI
Published by Spin Doctor Press ISBN 9780983572404
This book was given to me by the author on condition that I provide an honest review.

Cure Your Democracy - A Book Review

According to the back cover, "There's an epidemic sweeping across America, but no one's taking it seriously. The infected look like normal Americans, at first, but then they open their mouths and foreign words leap out known only to inhabitants of their special nation: left coaster, mama grizzly, Obamacare, drill baby drill; or neocon, glass ceiling, teabagger, I didn't inhale. . . .

"No one is safe and many are contaminated. Treatments are provided so that they may become virus free and regain the ability to associate with those `other' Americans--those infected with the opposing virus. If you are tired of the partisan arguing in our great country, this book is guaranteed to lift you to higher ground and make you LOL."

As a college English teacher, one of the things I've had to try to teach my students is the meaning of the phrase "extended metaphor." This entire book is one extended metaphor used to create some of the most hilariously delightful satire I have ever read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harry Pauley on August 15, 2011
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A satirical, ironic, funny diagnosis of recent American history and current events. Highly entertaining. Like a cold shower--it is not necessarily comfortable but cleansing and refreshing. John Cooker displays insight into and analysis of almost forgotten people and events. Under the layers of wit and good-natured irony is the implication, "Cure your democracy." Or as an earlier writer put it, "Physician, heal thyself." This study will no doubt offend the pompous, the egotistical, the politicians and others who talk and talk and say nothing. Just when we think this is an imagination run wild, we recognize the truth of what he is saying. The ills of America are not incurable. He takes a cool, almost frivolous view of slogans that some Americans view as sacred. For example, "'Give me liberty of give me death.' Are these the words of a well man?"
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J Leonard on August 3, 2011
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Author John Cooker has given us a very funny take on what is ailing our nation. The polarized climate of today's political parties is leading to nothing being done for the good of us all.
His tongue in cheek shot at this being a 'medical condition' and siting various examples is thoroughly entertaining.
We'd all like to think we're not infected, but as you read on one starts to wonder, "I do seem to have that symptom, am I ill with Democratosis, or Democratitus?"
Some may be so infected they can do nothing but spread their contagious opinions.
Can these conditions be covered under Medicare?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Political Junkie on July 31, 2011
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I've read most of the political books I can find. From Cheney's One Percent Option to Heilemann's Game Chnage. This book sums it up why we are so dysfunctional. It is timely and sadly accurate in it's portrayal of our politics. The humor gets you but the underlying truth stays with you long after you've read it.

Should be on everyone's short list who knows if enough people read it maybe there is still hope for a broken political system.
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