From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era.On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now?Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here.Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Yes We (Still) Can examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind.An irreverent, no-B.S. take on the crazy politics of our time, Yes We (Still) Can is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country....
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Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump Reviews
Really engaging and smart look back at Obama’s campaign and presidency. Recommend to my political/liberal/Obama-loving friends!
I am Dan Pfeiffer in the Buzzfeed "Which Crooked Media co-host are you?" quiz. Very enjoyable, and at 8 hours, feels like an extended version of the pod. A good mixture of policy, analysis, and memoir.
This was a great read. It's informative, insightful, well-thought out, inspiring, and a great reminder of how fantastic Obama and his administration were during their 8 years in office.
Since the election it has been hard to be positive about the state of our country. I read as much as I can stomach and listen to as many podcasts as my ears will tolerate and have been to more marches in my life, but this book does offer a sense of hope and lays out some steps on how to regain our country.
Dan Pfeiffer has always been a fave of mine, he always states some straight forward advice without sugar coating the bad parts and I have always appreciated that. This book shows what he did in ...more
I never really knew a whole lot about the initial Obama campaign back in 2008 and as a British person American politics was always on the periphery of my radar, especially throughout my teenage years (which happened to coincide with the early Obama years) but I became more aware of the Pod Save America family due to my obsession with Podcasts.
I have to say, I found Dan's book captivating - I laughed, I cried, and most of all I learned. I think from being outside of the American political sphere ...more
"As it turns out, the ability to memorize an entire set of Trivial Pursuit cards and being pretty good at bullshit combined with perfect attendance is the exact combo of skills needed to succeed in a liberal arts college with more than a touch of grade inflation."
"Whether it was from watching The West Wing on a loop or reading every book ever written about Robert Kennedy's 1968 campaign, I had an unrequited relationship with politics. I desperately wanted to experience a politics that felt more ...more
I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person.
Very readable, engaging, and hopeful.