For the past month or so, I’ve been listening to Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Game Change audiobook. It’s an extensive look at the 2008 election, covering all the behind-the-scenes action, drama, and gossip. HBO turned it into a well-received made-for-TV movie. And by well-received, I mean that at least my friends like it. I have yet to see it, but I’ll get around to it.
As someone who has very little interest in politics, I’m surprised at how much I’m liking the audiobook. I’m learning so much! And I see all the “characters” – the Obamas, the Clintons, the Edwards, the McCains, the Palins – in a new light. Okay, maybe the Palins in mostly the same light, but to be fair I just got to that part so it’s possible there will be something new there.
Now I’ve just learned that the writing duo will work together again to write Double Down: Game Change 2012. As you can probably guess from the title, the book will explore the 2012 election between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Of course, HBO has already optioned the sequel.
Just one question: Does the new book’s title make anyone else crave a KFC sandwich?