Veteran TV political correspondent Jeff Greenfield has pulled off the seemingly impossible task of making one of the most arcane components of the American political system, the Electoral College, the center of a genuinely entertaining novel. Some of the fun, of course, stems from the "guess who" quality of many of the political characters, but the scrappy, improvised team assembled by Dorothy and her friends also provides much fun.
I really was gripped by the premise of the book. However, I found it a little hard to get into but once the presidential vacancy arose, I was hooked. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tim
Ok, so Greenfield's writing needs work. The fact that the characters often do not behave and speak as real people is a forgivable form of satire. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bearieq
This book was funny to me. It had some great perspectives. It is an easy read and can be finished in 2 days.Published 19 months ago by Karen D- Tucson
While a novel, I am confident the details of delegate selection and process are accurate. Take a break from negative political ads and read this - you will be very frightened about... Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by T. Corrigall
"The People's Choice" is a novel about what might happen if a president-elect were to die between his election and the day in December when the Electoral College votes. Read morePublished on October 12, 2008 by Eric Mayforth
What happens when the victorious president-elect is killed in an accident 3 days after the election? Total pandimonium and hilarity. Read morePublished on July 23, 2005 by Colin
This was quite an interesting book. One who critiques the setup of the novel may be infuriated. This is not Cervantes or Dickens. Read morePublished on June 3, 2004 by "kenwoodssaman"
and in light of the fact that it was written and published before the 2000 Presidential Election/Fiasco, it seems amazingly prescient. Read morePublished on June 28, 2003
I heard about this book when Judy Woodruff commented about it while talking to Jeff on air on CNN during the 2000 election. Read morePublished on April 2, 2002 by Chad Stratton