Too Funny to Be President

Morris K. Udall, Author Henry Holt & Company $17.95 (249p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0593-6
A long-time congressman from Arizona, Udall ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976 and, finishing second in any number of primaries, ultimately lost out to Jimmy Carter. One of the reasons for his defeat, he implies here, may have been his irrepressible sense of humor, and he presents examples of it in this lighthearted autobiography. There is serious information about his life and political career, but the book begins and ends with scores of anecdotes, most of them political, from such diverse sources as Leo Tolstoy and Will Rogers. Some of the most telling stories are credited to Mark Twain, Abe Lincoln and Adlai Stevenson, and almost all of them are trenchant and amusing. The editing is haphazard, however, for several of the jokes are repeated. (January)
Reviewed on: 11/02/1987
Release date: 11/01/1987
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Paperback - 249 pages - 978-0-8165-2175-3
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