Make Russia Great Again is a fictional memoir from one in a long line of Secretaries of State in the Trump administration, Herb. Herb is the perfect fly on the wall describing all the crazy antics that probably are real future headlines on the scroll bar at CNN.
I loved the author’s previous book, Thank You for Smoking, so I had to read his latest book. However, I, like many other reviewers, have realized that the subject being parodied is already so extreme that satire just seems silly.
Americans are so used to the current President’s outrageous claims and actions that literally nothing can surprise us. The point of parody is to take a person’s idiosyncrasies to the next level of absurdity. Unfortunately for us all, the President is already there, making Make Russia Great Again redundant. Just watch any news show. Even Fox News, his former ally, is beginning to turn on him. Therefore, purely for this reason, this book receives 3 stars from me. I’m sorry Mr. Buckley. I’ll still looking forward to your next book.
Thanks to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.