Hope Never Dies

Hope Never Dies

This mystery thriller reunites Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama for a political mashup full of suspense, intrigue, and laugh out loud bromance. Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel This mystery thriller reunites Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama for a political mashup full of susp...

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Title:Hope Never Dies
Author:Andrew Shaffer
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B075HY5NPF
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Hope Never Dies Reviews

  • Debbie
    Jul 12, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

  • Rebecca
    Apr 23, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

  • Casey
    Jul 02, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

  • Rincey
    Jul 12, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

  • Joe
    Sep 28, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

  • Kelly
    Sep 05, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

  • Edita S.
    Mar 27, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

  • Ben Babcock
    Aug 07, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

    More reviews like this one at my book blog: TheBibliophage.com. Hope Never Dies from Andrew Shaffer was my antidote to last week?s fear and tragedy. It?s both mystery and humor, featuring fictional versions of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. If you like all the memes that feature th...

    When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it was a joke -- it's so corny! But when I realized is really was a book, I had to read it. Also because the editor is Jason Rekulak, who wrote The Impossible Fortress, which is one of the nominees for the 2018 Best YA Mystery of the...

    I learned about Hope Never Dies from Twitter, and am I ever glad I did. I don?t read a lot of spoofs and parodies, but when I do, I like to read ones like Andrew Shaffer?s. It is delightful. Joe Biden has been out of office for a while now, and while his former friend Barack is ...

  • Ariel
    Jun 27, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

  • Sara
    Aug 01, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

  • Misfit
    May 06, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

  • Maine Colonial
    May 28, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

  • Andrew Shaffer
    May 16, 2018

    ...

  • Brandon
    Jun 25, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

  • Betsy
    Apr 06, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

  • Mainon
    Jul 07, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Oct 29, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

    More reviews like this one at my book blog: TheBibliophage.com. Hope Never Dies from Andrew Shaffer was my antidote to last week?s fear and tragedy. It?s both mystery and humor, featuring fictional versions of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. If you like all the memes that feature th...

  • Joe Jones
    May 05, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

    More reviews like this one at my book blog: TheBibliophage.com. Hope Never Dies from Andrew Shaffer was my antidote to last week?s fear and tragedy. It?s both mystery and humor, featuring fictional versions of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. If you like all the memes that feature th...

    When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it was a joke -- it's so corny! But when I realized is really was a book, I had to read it. Also because the editor is Jason Rekulak, who wrote The Impossible Fortress, which is one of the nominees for the 2018 Best YA Mystery of the...

    I learned about Hope Never Dies from Twitter, and am I ever glad I did. I don?t read a lot of spoofs and parodies, but when I do, I like to read ones like Andrew Shaffer?s. It is delightful. Joe Biden has been out of office for a while now, and while his former friend Barack is ...

    United States Presidents find many things to occupy their time once they leave office. Jimmy Carter builds homes for the needy. George W. Bush paints portraits of veterans in lavish colors and thick brushstrokes. Bill Clinton formed a foundation to smuggle cocaine, launder bribes from ...

    Have you ever wondered what the President and Vice President do after they leave office? I bet it is not this which is what makes this so much fun! Told from Joe Biden's point of view as he and our former President try to solve a mysterious death. The situations they get themselves int...

  • Chelsey
    May 01, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

    More reviews like this one at my book blog: TheBibliophage.com. Hope Never Dies from Andrew Shaffer was my antidote to last week?s fear and tragedy. It?s both mystery and humor, featuring fictional versions of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. If you like all the memes that feature th...

    When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it was a joke -- it's so corny! But when I realized is really was a book, I had to read it. Also because the editor is Jason Rekulak, who wrote The Impossible Fortress, which is one of the nominees for the 2018 Best YA Mystery of the...

    I learned about Hope Never Dies from Twitter, and am I ever glad I did. I don?t read a lot of spoofs and parodies, but when I do, I like to read ones like Andrew Shaffer?s. It is delightful. Joe Biden has been out of office for a while now, and while his former friend Barack is ...

    United States Presidents find many things to occupy their time once they leave office. Jimmy Carter builds homes for the needy. George W. Bush paints portraits of veterans in lavish colors and thick brushstrokes. Bill Clinton formed a foundation to smuggle cocaine, launder bribes from ...

    Have you ever wondered what the President and Vice President do after they leave office? I bet it is not this which is what makes this so much fun! Told from Joe Biden's point of view as he and our former President try to solve a mysterious death. The situations they get themselves int...

    Hooked by the amazing description and cover, I was just a little disappointed by this - it ended up being a little too campy for my taste. Also, there were a lot of moments, particularly in the beginning, where Barack and Joe's characterizations just didn't feel right to me. The plot i...

  • Scott Rhee
    Nov 07, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

  • Jan Rice
    Aug 02, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

  • Patrick
    Mar 20, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

  • Char
    Jul 15, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

  • Leigh Kramer
    Mar 12, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

  • Leah Blackwell
    Apr 22, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

  • Anne
    Jul 18, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

    More reviews like this one at my book blog: TheBibliophage.com. Hope Never Dies from Andrew Shaffer was my antidote to last week?s fear and tragedy. It?s both mystery and humor, featuring fictional versions of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. If you like all the memes that feature th...

    When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it was a joke -- it's so corny! But when I realized is really was a book, I had to read it. Also because the editor is Jason Rekulak, who wrote The Impossible Fortress, which is one of the nominees for the 2018 Best YA Mystery of the...

  • Sarah
    Mar 18, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

  • Catherine ♡
    Mar 12, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

  • Joshua
    Jul 29, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

  • Truman32
    Aug 31, 2018

    ...

    Why is this the best and most hilarious thing I've ever seen in my life ...

    This is just 1000% camp-y fan fiction. Don't read too much into it. Like there were points in the book where I was like, "Obama/Biden would never say/do/act like that" but then I would shake it off and just keep on keeping on. The mystery is fine, nothing really to write home about. ...

    You know at first I wasn't going to read this but let's be real, after however long we've been living in this ungodly hell of the Trump adminstration (it can't be just a year, it feels TOO LONG) I'm obviously going to read this. ...

    I don't even know where to start on how happy this book made me. From the minute I saw the cover pop up on a friend's goodreads shelf it has done nothing but make me laugh. I even drew some fan art. not even kidding. This book is clearly absurd. Not thought provoking. Not written with ...

    The 2016 Presidential Election has ended. Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn?t quite know what to do with himself. As he watches his former boss Barack Obama vacationing with the likes of Richard Branson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hollywood superstar Bradley Coope...

    Let's face it: reading the news these days has replaced cardio for many of us as our heart rate skyrockets from the headlines alone. Remember when we had a cool/sometimes embarrassing dad president with a charismatic veep who just called out malarkey when he saw it? No, it wasn't 100 y...

    As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it! Thanks to NetGalley and to Quirk Books for granting my wish. Andrew Shaffer takes the former leader of the free world, joins him back up with Joe Biden, and together they work on a mystery. Amtrak Joe lost a friend, ...

    Y?all. Wut. This is campy as hell, no doubt about that. Containing some amazing moments such as (slight spoilers): (view spoiler)[An intense fight on a train Obama on a unicorn A very dramatic ?GET DOWN, MISTER PRESIDENT? The former POTUS wielding a sawed off shotgun ...

    If you've wondered what Joe and Barack have been up to since leaving the presidential office or what might happen if they teamed up to solve mysteries, HOPE NEVER DIES is the book you never knew you always needed. Essentially Obama-Biden fanfic, this was such a fun ride. And hones...

    YES I IMPULSE BOUGHT THIS AT THE BOOKSTORE TODAY. DON'T JUDGE ME. I read this in under a day. It is a really fast read, and a surprisingly good one. It's presidential fanfiction and I loved it. It made me super nostalgic for the Obama/Biden bromance (their bromance name is Obiden, p...

    Is this book 100% Barack Obama and Joe Biden fanfic where they solve crimes together in a sweet-ass car? Yes, it is. I love Quirk Books as a publishing company because they publish the weird, quirky shit that other people wouldn't think of. Like who would have gone "oh hey, now that Ob...

    Delightful! I went into this with somewhat dubious expectations, but I really enjoyed it and hope this is the beginning of a series. Joe Biden has been out of office for six months, and he's down in the dumps. He hasn't heard a word from his old friend Barack Obama, and meanwhile he...

    Ugh, what a mashed up mess. I would typically have rolled my eyes and moved along, but since this was written by the author of the hilarious Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I decided to give it a whirl. Clever idea (I guess) to have Obama and Biden getting involved in solving a mystery ...

    3.5, it might not be great literature but this will be the feel good read of the summer. It?s like all those meme you love come to life. ...

    I mean, it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a murder-mystery-action-thriller. I got exactly what I expected and I loved it. ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy. When I saw the cover of this book, it cracked me up and I just had to read it. It?s a lightweight and quick read, but I was surprised to find that as mysteries go, it?s not bad. But the main appeal is that it?s told...

    I think if you're going to write a murder mystery wherein the former president of the United States and his hetero lifemate VP solve a murder you've gotta go big or go home. I either want to be laughing my ass off or bowled over by just how accurate the characters are. Alas neither...

    I have always wanted to read a book in which Barack Obama and Joe Biden team up to solve a mystery. I just didn't know it until I saw this book. It was exactly the bittersweet catharsis I'd hoped, although Obama's character wasn't as recognizable as I would have wished. I think he'...

    This is totally ridiculous and a total delight to read. Good for when you need a palate cleanser of a read that's literal Joe/Barry fan fiction. I enjoyed every second of it. ...

    Joe Biden is bummed. He and Barack Obama have drifted apart. They were brothers til the end, but it seems like the end came along with the end of the administration. Biden is left feeling his age as Obama wide-surfs with Bradley Cooper. Then one night, Obama drops in with horrible news...

    When I first saw "Hope Never Dies" advertised on Goodreads, I assumed it was a joke. Not that that's a bad thing. It would have been a very funny joke. The cover alone brought me great joy. Obama and Biden solving mysteries together? Yes please! So when I picked up the book and foun...

    It was the picture that hooked me. The book got mentioned a few weeks ago in the New York Times book reviews. For half a second I thought it was the Obama memoir; a closer look showed not, but then I wanted to buy it. It could be terrible but I bought it for a vacation read. Tha...

    It?s the day after the elections. As a friend just recently told me, ?We live in a weird state.? It?s true: Ohio is weird. We elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with 53.2% of the votes (yay!), but we somehow elected Mike Dewine as governor with 50.7% of the votes. (WTF?) ...

    More reviews like this one at my book blog: TheBibliophage.com. Hope Never Dies from Andrew Shaffer was my antidote to last week?s fear and tragedy. It?s both mystery and humor, featuring fictional versions of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. If you like all the memes that feature th...

    When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it was a joke -- it's so corny! But when I realized is really was a book, I had to read it. Also because the editor is Jason Rekulak, who wrote The Impossible Fortress, which is one of the nominees for the 2018 Best YA Mystery of the...

    I learned about Hope Never Dies from Twitter, and am I ever glad I did. I don?t read a lot of spoofs and parodies, but when I do, I like to read ones like Andrew Shaffer?s. It is delightful. Joe Biden has been out of office for a while now, and while his former friend Barack is ...

    United States Presidents find many things to occupy their time once they leave office. Jimmy Carter builds homes for the needy. George W. Bush paints portraits of veterans in lavish colors and thick brushstrokes. Bill Clinton formed a foundation to smuggle cocaine, launder bribes from ...