Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White Hous From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how p...

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Title:Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
Author:Dan Pfeiffer
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1538711710
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump Reviews

  • Agatha Donkar
    Jun 21, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

  • Jen
    Jun 22, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

  • Nina
    Jul 01, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

  • Liz
    Jun 26, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

  • Jamie
    Apr 03, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

  • Becky
    Jun 23, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

  • Brendan M.
    Jul 02, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

  • Jamie McQuiggan
    Jun 25, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

  • Didde Elnif
    Jun 21, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

    I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the...

    This isn't a book that will stand the test of time. However, it is a good book for the moment that we find ourselves in. It's got a definitive voice, you an easily hear his voice throughout, and especially in the (numerous) footnotes. The final words of wisdom from Obama definitely bro...

    Obama?s former communications director ruminates on his career in politics, what Obama taught him, and what the path forward for the Democratic Party could look like. If you?re looking for the true inside story of the Obama campaigns or administration ? this is the wrong book...

    Yes we still er fin underholdning, men ikke stor kunst. Faktisk overvejede jeg kun at give den to stjerner. Den giver et udmærket indblik i hvordan det var at være i Det Hvide Hus under Obama, ligesom alyssa mastromonaco Who thought This was a good idea gjorde. Men ingen af bøgerne ...

  • John
    Jul 08, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

  • Leslie
    Jul 07, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

  • Katie
    Jul 08, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

  • Susan
    Apr 23, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

  • Geoffrey Clapp
    Jul 01, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

    I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the...

    This isn't a book that will stand the test of time. However, it is a good book for the moment that we find ourselves in. It's got a definitive voice, you an easily hear his voice throughout, and especially in the (numerous) footnotes. The final words of wisdom from Obama definitely bro...

    Obama?s former communications director ruminates on his career in politics, what Obama taught him, and what the path forward for the Democratic Party could look like. If you?re looking for the true inside story of the Obama campaigns or administration ? this is the wrong book...

    Yes we still er fin underholdning, men ikke stor kunst. Faktisk overvejede jeg kun at give den to stjerner. Den giver et udmærket indblik i hvordan det var at være i Det Hvide Hus under Obama, ligesom alyssa mastromonaco Who thought This was a good idea gjorde. Men ingen af bøgerne ...

    I love @CrookedMedia and @PodSaveAmerica. If you love that podcast, you will love this book. It's like reading a version of the pod, full of intellectual insight but wrapped in snark, humor, emotion, and passion. I fully enjoyed the use of footnotes to add humor - even though I thought...

  • Soesja Schelling
    Jul 03, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

  • Kelly
    Jul 06, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

  • Jess
    Jul 12, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

  • Julie Porter
    Jul 01, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

    I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the...

    This isn't a book that will stand the test of time. However, it is a good book for the moment that we find ourselves in. It's got a definitive voice, you an easily hear his voice throughout, and especially in the (numerous) footnotes. The final words of wisdom from Obama definitely bro...

    Obama?s former communications director ruminates on his career in politics, what Obama taught him, and what the path forward for the Democratic Party could look like. If you?re looking for the true inside story of the Obama campaigns or administration ? this is the wrong book...

    Yes we still er fin underholdning, men ikke stor kunst. Faktisk overvejede jeg kun at give den to stjerner. Den giver et udmærket indblik i hvordan det var at være i Det Hvide Hus under Obama, ligesom alyssa mastromonaco Who thought This was a good idea gjorde. Men ingen af bøgerne ...

    I love @CrookedMedia and @PodSaveAmerica. If you love that podcast, you will love this book. It's like reading a version of the pod, full of intellectual insight but wrapped in snark, humor, emotion, and passion. I fully enjoyed the use of footnotes to add humor - even though I thought...

    Alternatively maddening and hopeful Full disclosure: I am a huge Pod Save fan. I was super-excited to read this book, and it did not disappoint. Pfeiffer?s transparency with his mistakes and his triumphs makes for good reading, and the book lays out How We Got Here in a very compe...

  • Joel Szerlip
    Jun 27, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

  • Sarah
    Jun 21, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

  • Ellen
    Jun 26, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

    I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the...

    This isn't a book that will stand the test of time. However, it is a good book for the moment that we find ourselves in. It's got a definitive voice, you an easily hear his voice throughout, and especially in the (numerous) footnotes. The final words of wisdom from Obama definitely bro...

  • Anna
    Jul 06, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

  • Michael
    Jun 21, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

  • Sean Kelley
    Jul 03, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

  • paula_reads
    Jun 26, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

  • Dominika
    Jul 08, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

  • Ryan Humphris
    Jul 02, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

  • Max Wright
    Jun 26, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

    I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the...

    This isn't a book that will stand the test of time. However, it is a good book for the moment that we find ourselves in. It's got a definitive voice, you an easily hear his voice throughout, and especially in the (numerous) footnotes. The final words of wisdom from Obama definitely bro...

    Obama?s former communications director ruminates on his career in politics, what Obama taught him, and what the path forward for the Democratic Party could look like. If you?re looking for the true inside story of the Obama campaigns or administration ? this is the wrong book...

  • Bethany Jackson
    Jun 23, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...

    Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how t...

    Really enjoyed reading this one by Pod Save America host, Dan Pfeiffer. He writes just like he talks on the podcast, so I could "hear" everything the way he says it. I liked how he told stories about his time in the Obama White House, including his own missteps, and I also liked how he...

    Just the book I needed. Part therapeutic reminiscing of the good old Obama days and part a focused approach for the way forward, Yes We (Still) Can will give you a brief escape from the current insanity but also provide hope that we actually might survive. Will probably need to read ag...

    This was a really excellent deconstruction of how we went from Obama to Trump, focusing on messaging and communication both from the White House and the media. I felt like this book, more than any of the political memoirs I've read, really dove into what happened, what the larger socie...

    Thoughtful analysis of politics and where we go from here sprinkled in with anecdotes about the Obama campaign and presidency. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss. ...

    I love politics, particularly American politics. I study political science, I follow the news regarding all things Trump religiously, and almost all the podcasts I listen to are about politics (Pod Save America is, of course, one of them). However, there was always one thing that I jus...

    I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir. ...

    Very readable, engaging, and hopeful. ...

    Really engaging and smart look back at Obama?s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends! ...

    I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person. ...

    The book read like a podcast and I mean that in both a good and bad way. I appreciate that Pfieffer wants to buck up Democrats and explain that we can win in a post-truth era, but I am not so sure. After reading Rhodes' The World As It Is, this reads like Pfieffer trying to convince th...

    It's good to read stuff that makes you hopeful. I'm glad this book made me feel that way, even if it's only a little. ...

    Part memoir, part ideas for the future, this book is super readable and informative. I am a regular Pod Save America listener, so yes, some of this was stuff I'd already heard from Dan. But I enjoy having it in print now that I can keep it and go back to it when I'm feeling down. What ...

    I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media...

    I truly loved this book. It's a quick and entertaining read. It was kind of a no brainer since I already love Dan on Pod Save America, I mean I live by his rants lol He didn't hold back and told a good story. At times it was all over the place and a few times he started a story and nev...

    "As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation." "Whether it was fr...

    Very good book. I don?t think it will be good in 10 years - it?s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it?s still good. Pfeiffer?s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he?s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends...

    If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as muc...

    I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the...

  • Ian
    Jun 20, 2018

    I miss President Obama. ...

    Solid and substantive. It's really interesting to see how someone got to such a high level at such a young age, and Pfeiffer's work ethic and intellect certainly comes through. My only criticism is that it's more of a prescriptive politics and campaigning book than a book of anecdotes ...

    If you listen to the pod, you're already getting this book and you know what to expect. I really can't say what this book would be like to read if you aren't already a Friend of the Pod. It's good. Not great, but good. There are some funny anecdotes. It doesn't get into the weeds, it's...

    I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is. ...

    This one is hard for me to review. I love Pfeiffer (Friend of the Pod) and was happy that this is not another Obama White House memoir but it was a bit too polemical for me. It?s a really nice deconstruction of WTF just happened and what can we do going forward. ...

    I am an avid Pod Save America fan, and I am always happy to invest in safe advice from the funniest political commentators around. This book had some really good advice for Dems moving into 2018 and 2020 that I hope is heeded, and some even better stories of life in Obama's White H...