On the House by John Boehner audiobook

On the House: A Washington Memoir

By John Boehner
Read by John Boehner

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Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shares colorful tales from the halls of power, the smoke-filled rooms around the halls of power, and his fabled tour bus. John Boehner is the last of a breed. At a time when the arbiters of American culture were obsessing over organic kale, cold-pressed juice, and SoulCycle, the man who stood second in line to the presidency was unapologetically smoking Camels, quaffing a glass of red, and hitting the golf course whenever he could. There could hardly have been a more diametrically opposed figure to represent the opposition party in President Barack Obama’s Washington. But when Boehner announced his resignation, President Obama called to tell the outgoing Speaker that he’d miss him. “Mr. President,” Boehner replied, “yes you will.” He thought of himself as a “regular guy with a big job,” and he enjoyed it. In addition to his own stories of life in the swamp city and of his comeback after getting knocked off the leadership ladder, Boehner offers his impressions of leaders he’s met and what made them successes or failures, from Ford and Reagan to Obama, Trump, and Biden. He shares his views on how the Republican Party has become unrecognizable today; the advice—some harsh, some fatherly—he dished out to members of his own party, the opposition, the media, and others; and his often acid-tongued comments about his former colleagues. And of course he talks about golfing with five presidents. Through Speaker Boehner’s honest and self-aware reflections, you’ll be reminded of a time when the adults were firmly in charge.

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Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shares colorful tales from the halls of power, the smoke-filled rooms around the halls of power, and his fabled tour bus.

John Boehner is the last of a breed. At a time when the arbiters of American culture were obsessing over organic kale, cold-pressed juice, and SoulCycle, the man who stood second in line to the presidency was unapologetically smoking Camels, quaffing a glass of red, and hitting the golf course whenever he could.

There could hardly have been a more diametrically opposed figure to represent the opposition party in President Barack Obama’s Washington. But when Boehner announced his resignation, President Obama called to tell the outgoing Speaker that he’d miss him. “Mr. President,” Boehner replied, “yes you will.” He thought of himself as a “regular guy with a big job,” and he enjoyed it.

In addition to his own stories of life in the swamp city and of his comeback after getting knocked off the leadership ladder, Boehner offers his impressions of leaders he’s met and what made them successes or failures, from Ford and Reagan to Obama, Trump, and Biden. He shares his views on how the Republican Party has become unrecognizable today; the advice—some harsh, some fatherly—he dished out to members of his own party, the opposition, the media, and others; and his often acid-tongued comments about his former colleagues. And of course he talks about golfing with five presidents.

Through Speaker Boehner’s honest and self-aware reflections, you’ll be reminded of a time when the adults were firmly in charge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“He writes like a guy chatting at a bar, and talks of his experience, including his experience with his fellow Republicans, using so much vulgarity that it would be hard for him to do a reading here on the radio.” NPR
“You can practically hear him uncorking another bottle of merlot as he literally curses the colleagues who made his job unbearable.” Los Angeles Times
“He has a taste for one-liners that blend the folksy with the sweary…It is hard not to enjoy a memoir like this.” Financial Times (London)
“No shortage of insults…Written in his folksy manner, On the House is certainly more entertaining than the standard ‘halls of power’ narratives.” New York Times
“A rollicking, foil-mouthed [memoir]…Boehner has delivered a classic Washington ‘tell-all,’ albeit one with his typical jocular style.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: John Boehner

Author Bio: John Boehner

John Boehner served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015. A member of the Republican party, he was the US Representative for Ohio’s eighth congressional district from 1991 to 2015. He is a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs, US LLP, and serves on the Steward Health Care board of directors.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English