I was reluctant to listen to a novel about politics until I heard another fan saying the same thing, and finishing up with how much he'd enjoyed it. "Give it a try," he said, "you won't be sorry," and that's what I'm telling you. This is not politics as told on TV, it is living, breathing characters, some of them you will wish were your friends and neighbors, some of them you will wish you *had* seen on the news! All of them are entertaining and colorful.
Another thing you should know is that you will often have to explain why you are laughing so hard.
"The Best Laid Plans" is a great book, very well read by the author. Do yourself a favor and listen to it.