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1 Title: Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
2 words that describe the book: Political comedy
3 settings or characters: Pepper Cartwright: TV judge who becomes a reluctant nominee to the US Supreme Court.
Buddy Bixby: TV producer of Pepper’s show (Courtroom 6) and also her husband.
President Vanderdamp: He’s tired of his Supreme Court nominees being rejected and tired of being president.
4 things I liked/disliked about the book: - I liked Pepper. She’s sassy and funny and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
- I liked the President’s lawyer Graydon Clenndennynn – smart, funny and getting on in years.
- Although a bit over the top I enjoyed most of the characters. Love a book that makes me laugh out loud.
- I liked the footnotes that explained things like latin phrases, popular tv shows, and legal precedent cases.
5. Rating: 4/5 stars
Goodreads synopsis (not my review): President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won’t have the guts to reject her — Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation’s most popular reality show,Courtroom Six.
Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? And even if she can make it to the Supreme Court, how will she get along with her eight highly skeptical colleagues, including a floundering Chief Justice who, after legalizing gay marriage, learns that his wife has left him for another woman.
Soon, Pepper finds herself in the middle of a constitutional crisis, a presidential reelection campaign that the president is determined to lose, and oral arguments of a romantic nature. Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule.