Democrazy

Democrazy

A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food

Book - 2017
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How the Washington sausage really gets made: a brutally honest, outrageous memoir by former GOP congressman Trey Radel.

"Radel, the former congressman busted on cocaine charges, has published a memoir that delves into the forgotten concept of shame." - Huffington Post

"DEMOCRAZY is the most puckish political memoir in recent memory ... enough to make you wish he were still in the House's GOP caucus under the Trump administration." - Bookforum


In 2013, when Washington D.C. law enforcement learned that Trey Radel, then a Republican congressman from Florida, had bought cocaine, he quickly became the target of a police sting. In October of that year, Radel was arrested for attempting to buy cocaine from an undercover cop, and subsequently became the subject of intense media coverage and scrutiny. When Radel resigned in 2014, he left with insider knowledge that remains unknown to most American citizens.

Democrazy is Radel's candid account of the making of a modern political star and the inner workings of Congress. In his memoir, Radel recounts his early days as a TV news reporter and radio show host before running for Congress in 2012, a decision that would launch the new, infamous chapter of his life. Radel entered the political sphere with the same ideological fervor of most first-time politicians--he loved America and wanted to serve his country and its people. But Radel's optimism waned as he witnessed the wheelings and dealings of Congress's most powerful members. Told with humor and irreverence, Radel's memoir is an entertaining, fascinating journey of an unlikely politician.

Baker & Taylor
A former Republican congressman from Florida, who resigned in 2014 after trying to buy cocaine from an undercover cop, describes the wheelings and dealings he witnessed in the American political system and how it affected his career.

Baker
& Taylor

A former Republican congressman from Florida, who resigned in 2014 after attempting to buy cocaine from an undercover cop, describes the wheelings and dealings he witnessed by our political system’s highest members and how it affected his political journey and career.
"Primary Colors meets This Town: a brutally honest, outrageous, funny, and irreverent memoir by a former GOP congressman. In 2013, when Washington D.C. law enforcement learned that Trey Radel, then a Republican congressman from Florida, had bought cocaine, he quickly became the target of a police sting. In October of that year, Radel was arrested for attempting to buy cocaine from an undercover cop, and subsequently became the subject of intense media coverage and scrutiny. When Radel resigned in 2014, he left with insider knowledge that remains unknown to most American citizens. Democrazy is Radel's candid account of the making of a modern political star and the inner workings of Congress. In his memoir, Radel recounts his early days as a TV news reporter and radio show host before running for Congress in 2012, a decision that would launch the new, infamous chapter of his life. Radel entered the political sphere with the same ideological fervor of most first-time politicians--he loved America and wantedto serve his country and its people. But Radel's optimism waned as he witnessed the wheelings and dealings of Congress's most powerful members. Told with humor and irreverence, Radel's memoir is an entertaining, fascinating journey of an unlikely politician"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2017
ISBN: 9780735210721
Branch Call Number: 328.73092 RAD
Characteristics: 304 p. ;,24 cm.

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Aug 11, 2017

Self serving drivel about a self absorbed child of privilege. From his earliest recollections (designed to elicit sympathy from the reader, no doubt) Rader demonstrates the not only can the most shallow, oblivious to the sufferings of others-type of individuals succeed in America, more often than not they are the only ones that do.

This is not a cautionary tale, it is one man who always needed to be the centre of attention continuing to do so, regardless of how little it helps or how much it hurts those around him and those he was elected to serve.

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