Destined for Destiny

  • by Scott Dikkers, Peter Hilleren
  • Narrated by Scott Dikkers, Peter Hilleren
  • 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Destined for Destiny, "George W. Bush" offers listeners an intimate, plainspoken, and sometimes articulate look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States.
Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes listeners on a journey through the 43rd president's life, including his hardscrabble beginnings as the child of West Texas oil millionaires, the remarkable academic performance that earned him entry into the finest East Coast schools, and his proud service to the country as an occasional member of the National Guard, sometime around 1972 or 1973.
To help craft this lasting account of his life and leadership, "George W. Bush" turned to two writers who have earned not only his trust but his deep friendship: Scott Dikkers, editor-in-chief of The Onion and coauthor of the number-one best seller Our Dumb Century, and Peter Hilleren, former producer for public radio and some of the nation's finest public-access cable television stations.
Dikkers and Hilleren called on their finely honed journalism expertise every week to write and record the president's weekly radio address on Their work on such stirring addresses as "June Terror Update" and "The Pope Is Dead" made them the ideal choice to meet the challenge of chronicling the visionary mark left on history by its shining light, President George W. Bush.


What the Critics Say

"Bush detractors will find this book hilarious; his fans will be apoplectic." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Whenever our president sends me into another rage or depression, I have only to listen to Destined for Destiny to find myself laughing hysterically. If you're feeling frustrated over so much cold incompetence, greed and lunacy at the top of our government, then this book will be medicine in the form of riotous kindred sympathy.
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- Scott

Bush Nailed

A pungent reflection on the "terrible, terrifying terror" that has been the Bush Administration. The authors and narrator have nailed it: the sibilance, the malapropisms, the arrogance, and the ignorance. Keep a box of tissues nearby: You will laugh until you cry (and vice versa).
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- Roxanna Dunn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio