In the current political atmosphere, there are many emotions and opinions. Both conservative and liberal voices are rampant with new controversial information everyday. This is one reason I chose the book, Barons of the Beltway by Michelle Fields. However, I am a self proclaimed anti-political enthusiast. I honestly try to stay as far away from any political discussion as humanly possible. Reading the Barons of the Beltway was a stretch for me, and I have to say I found it to be exactly what I thought it would be. That being said, I was underwhelmed , but as I said, I am not a political junkie. The book delivers exactly what it said that it would. Extravagances of today’s political system are compared to the humbleness and conservative spending of our forefathers. Fields offers accounts of the IRS wasting funds on “goodie bags” for conferences as well as delving into the Clinton email issues and many additional congressional individuals extravagances and problems. If I was a conservative news junkie, I would probably be raving about the book. I honestly feel the book is well written and interesting. However, in all honesty, I feel that Barons of the Beltway is just one more way to make money during the frustrating political climate of 2016.
FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.