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A Simple Christmas
on April 12, 2011
Not being a huge fan of the crazy-busy, social functions-overloaded, way-too-commercial Christmas seasons that seem to have become my norm over the past several years, imagine my excitement to find a book that seemed, on the surface, to be written JUST FOR ME! Now, I'm not really into politics, and I had little knowledge of Mike Huckabee and/or his political affiliations prior to reading this book, so my review here has nothing to do with being liberal vs. being conservative. Actually, I should say prior to STARTING to read this book, because I could not bring myself to get halfway through it, let alone finish it. The stories come across as slightly exaggerated at best, and I found Huckabee's attempts at humor extremely juvenile, annoying, and somewhat of an insult to my adult intelligence.
While I fully appreciate the idea of trying to see the "true holiday spirit" around Christmas and focusing on the simple things that really matter, A Simple Christmas ended up not being the mental relief I so desperately needed during the holidays. To be fair, just in case it was the craziness of the season that was causing me to have a negative evaluation of the book, I tried to read it again months after Christmas, but unfortunately had the same reaction.