by Barton Swaim
Reviewed by Linda:
English language lovers will devour this true story of an unlikely spin doctor: a newly minted PhD with a family to support and no academic job prospects who goes to work for his state's governor. Here he hopes to use his prodigious writing skills to good effect but he quickly learns that mangled English is the prose of choice among politicians. And spin is sorely needed because his employer is soon infamous for an alleged hike on the Appalachian Trail.