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On the House: A Washington Memoir

On the House: A Washington Memoir

Written by John Boehner

Narrated by John Boehner


On the House: A Washington Memoir

Written by John Boehner

Narrated by John Boehner

ratings:
4.5/5 (44 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 13, 2021
ISBN:
9781250752291
Format:
Audiobook

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This program is read by the author.

* INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER *

"A rollicking, foil-mouthed" [memoir]....Boehner has delivered a classic Washington "tell-all," albeit one with his typical jocular style." -
-The Washington Post

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shares colorful tales from the halls of power, the smoke-filled rooms around the halls of power, and his fabled tour bus.


John Boehner is the last of a breed. At a time when the arbiters of American culture were obsessing over organic kale, cold-pressed juice, and SoulCycle, the man who stood second in line to the presidency was unapologetically smoking Camels, quaffing a glass of red, and hitting the golf course whenever he could.

There could hardly have been a more diametrically opposed figure to represent the opposition party in President Barack Obama's Washington. But when Boehner announced his resignation, President Obama called to tell the outgoing Speaker that he'd miss him. "Mr. President," Boehner replied, "yes you will." He thought of himself as a "regular guy with a big job," and he enjoyed it.

In addition to his own stories of life in the swamp city and of his comeback after getting knocked off the leadership ladder, Boehner offers his impressions of leaders he's met and what made them successes or failures, from Ford and Reagan to Obama, Trump, and Biden. He shares his views on how the Republican Party has become unrecognizable today; the advice--some harsh, some fatherly--he dished out to members of his own party, the opposition, the media, and others; and his often acid-tongued comments about his former colleagues. And of course he talks about golfing with five presidents.

Through Speaker Boehner's honest and self-aware reflections, you'll be reminded of a time when the adults were firmly in charge.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 13, 2021
ISBN:
9781250752291
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (3/5)
    Good enough. Sometimes slow but never boring. Liked the guy in the book.
  • (5/5)
    This was a very interesting look into an insiders view of Washington. It was even better being read by Boehner himself, straight from the horses mouth so to speak.
  • (4/5)
    If you're a politics nerd, like me, and can keep an open mind... Boehner is certainly entertaining. I may not agree with him on many things, but he does provide some interesting insight into Congress. And he is pretty funny.
  • (4/5)
    While I was never a fan of his politics. Enjoyed listening to his stories and point of view. He was very candid and frank throughout the book and calls the crazies for what they are in plain English.
  • (4/5)
    Funny guy. The very end is the best. One liners are hilarious.
  • (5/5)
    It is an excellent book written and narrated by John Boehner.
    Great story on the working, managing and maneuvering of business "On the House".
    Has been a joy reading this great work of John Boehner.
  • (5/5)
    Enjoyable! Funny! He’s the real deal and I see why he left when he still had some living left to do!