Greer Mansfield

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Is Barack Obama a ‘Sex Rebel’ Fathered By Jimi Hendrix?

Your book reviewer was hoping to dig into the new collection of Bruce Chatwin’s letters sometime soon, but then we remembered our Wonkette responsibilities, i.e. to finish what we started last week and continue to describe the ways and...

Barack Obama Not Capable of Book-Writing, Sez ‘Literary Detective’

Barack Obama: you’re familiar with him (or are you?). Whatever else you might say about the man, it’s hard to deny that he’s smart and literate and can express his thoughts in non-horrible English. Or so you sheeple thought,...

Donald Rumsfeld Sad About Torture, Opponents of Torture

Are you a small business owner looking (now that our economy is in Recovery) to hire an actual destroyer of human beings for your growing Torture of Humans business? In today’s competitive atrocity market, run-of-the-mill teenage terrorists with their...

Did Snooki and/or Aliens Write This New ‘O’ Novel?

It’s amazing that novels about Washington DC intrigue get written at all, because the politicians who engage in what the media thinks of as “Washington intrigue” take dullness to unholy extremes. New Obama administration roman à clef O: A...

Reagan Boys Disagree On Dad’s Dementia, Much Else

Ancient lizard god Ronald Reagan achieved many things during his 93 years on Planet Earth, one of which was the actual creation of Planet Earth (modern conservative scholars will confirm this, so don’t argue). It seems our greatest president’s...

Q&A With Eliot Weinberger (Who Wrote That Great Bush Bio Review)

Tragically, Wonkette World o’ Books hasn’t read any stream-of-consciousness Sarah Palin diaries or Glenn Beck murder mysteries in the last few weeks. This means there will be no book “review” this week. What to do instead? Well, surely...

Glenn Beck’s Tears Save Christmas

Wonkette World o’ Books is a bit late to the party on this week’s Fine Read. The Christmas Sweater, a curious coming-of-age novel by beloved teevee lunatic Glenn Beck, was actually published in 2008, which took place a full,...

Your Wonkette Guide To the War On Christmas

Christ-killers and Menorah fetishists, ACLU fascists and Kwanzaa-celebrating racists, liberals and Nazis, gather 'round the Christmas fire! Normally at Christmastime, your reviewer would want to read aloud some classics of the season, but this year we must focus on...

Obama Wants Your Child To Be Helen Keller

Young author Barack H. Obama (also a noted current president of the United States) has for some time owed his publishers a children’s book; specifically, one to bring out around the holidays. Barry managed to write just such...

Sarah Palin Reflects On Stuff, Via Ghostwriters

Surely you’ve been wondering lately, “HMMM, what makes better Hanukkah reading: Sarah Palin’s new book, or that infinite library of Wikileak’d State Department telegrams?" If you enjoy endless Reports of the Obvious (“TOP SECRET: Arabs don’t like Iran!”) and...

Newt Gingrich Understands Martha Washington’s Rage

Historical novels aren’t like those Important Must-Read Books about getting divorced in Connecticut or that time your grandparents died. They imply that other times, other places, other ways of being, people who are in many ways QUITE DIFFERENT from...

‘Lone Hen Turkey’ Saves America in George W. Bush’s New Memoir

Former Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush was so upset by the outcome of the 2010 World Series that he retreated to a dark library somewhere and poured his feelings into a huge cri de coeur titled Decision Points....

Weeping-Eagle Erotica: Sad Sex Scenes = Freedom

Down in the dumps about the election? Looking for an escape from our National Jobs & Politics Sadness via the wonder of books? Do you crave Teabagger erotica about a small-town Texan sheriff who leads a dramatic...

Your Wonkette Guide To Terrifying Halloween Reading!

Rejoice, Wonketeers, for Halloween is nearly upon us! In keeping with the spirit of this sexy witch-burning holiday, Wonkette World o’ Books is going to try something a bit different this week. Instead of reviewing one shameful/inept book,...

A Pirate/Abortion/Nuke/Fashion Epic, by Ralph Reed

Remember Ralph Reed, shameless leader of '90s boy band “the Christian Coalition” and smooth-faced huckster for Casino Jesus? Your book reviewer doesn't spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking about Ralph Reed, but he occasionally wonders, “How does Ralph...

Republican ‘Young Guns’ Publish Violent Cowboy Novel

The creaky and lonesome ol’ town of Americaville -- no longer a boomtown, not yet a ghost town -- just ain’t been the same since that corrupt mayor, mean ol’ Barry Obammer, took office and made every cowpoke, whore,...