Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A compilation of the shortest political books ever written
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press
Pignanelli & Webb: Celebrities, politicians and even sports figures love to write books. Most are too long, but some are mercifully brief. We’ve searched Amazon.com for the shortest books ever written. Here are the titles and authors:
“House Republicans — Heroes of America,” by President Barack Obama
“How to be ‘A Regular Guy’ While Running for President," by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney
"How to Choose the Ethical Route and Apologize When You Stumble," by former Attorney General John Swallow
“Why We Must Respect the Autonomy of Neighboring Countries,” by Russian President Vladimir Putin
“How I’ve Avoided the News Media,” by Congressman Jason Chaffetz
“Understanding Legislation Before Passing It,” by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
“Think Before You Speak," by Vice President Joe Biden
"How to Win Affection by Shutting Down the Government," by Sen. Ted Cruz
“Embracing the NSA,” by Sen. Diedre Henderson
"Busting the Myth that all Utahns are Mormons, Republicans and are Related," co-authored by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Rep. Jonathan Cox, Rich County Commissioner Bill Cox, Washington County Commissioner Dean Cox, Iron County Commissioner candidate Erick Cox with a special forward by the Executive Director of Utah Governors Office of Management and Budget, Kristen Cox.
“Why Family Political Dynasties are Dangerous,” by Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton
“Why We Love Count My Vote,” by Republican state delegates
“Why Bicycles Should be Banned From the Roads,” by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
“Vouchers: A Great Education Reform,” by the Utah Education Association
“Why We Must Use the Endangered Species Act to Protect Federal Lands from the Oil Industry,” by Congressman Rob Bishop
“Utah’s Lousy Economy, and How We Did It,” by Gov. Gary Herbert
“The Beauty of Winter Inversions,” by clean air advocates
“How to Cultivate Mormon Voters,” by state Sen. and former Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis
“Why Legislating is More Important Than Backcountry Skiing," by Senate President Wayne Niederhauser
"Learning to Love Obamacare," by Rep. Jim Dunnigan
"How to Disguise Your Texas Drawl," co-authored by Sen. Steve Urquhart and Rep. Francis Gibson
"Embarrassing Episodes When I Lost My Temper in Public," by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams
"Tough Legislative Issues I Avoided," by Sen. Curt Bramble
“Giving Up,” by Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund
"How to use the Zion Curtain to Enhance Profits at Your Restaurant," by the Utah Restaurant Association
“What's Wrong with Weber County," by House Majority Leader Brad Dee
"Reasons the U.S. Military Budget Should be Slashed,” by Congressman Chris Stewart
"Effective Protesting at Temple Square," by Anonymous
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