There are around 20 books about Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, including a handful she allegedly penned herself. It’s tough to know which ones are worth the read (or, sometimes, slog) and which ones you’re better off ignoring, and the choice probably depends on your views of the former First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State.
But there’s one new book about Clinton that should be appealing to both fans and foes — those with a sense of humor, anyway: The Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset (Quirk Books, $14.95), a brilliant collection of paper dolls, clever accessories and appropriate backgrounds illustrated by Caitlin Kuhwald.
“Turn the pages to pick the perfect outfit and add your favorite accessories,” reads the Playset intro. “Mix and mingle with distinguished guests, blow Bill a kiss while he putters about the lawn, and tangle with all kinds of Republican adversaries.”
The cast of characters includes, of course, Bill and Hill, plus Jeb Bush, Oprah Winfrey and Clarence Thomas. And then there are the White House “ghosts” and a special bonus on Quirk’s website: cut-along-the-dotted-line versions of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and a "Make America Great Again" cap.
The Playset offers up a number of outfit options for Mrs. C., with an emphasis on pantsuits, of course. Accessories include a bald eagle and a saxophone (for Bill), and 3D pop-up presidential settings give your paper Hillary a place to mingle with friends and enemies.
If you know a hard-to-shop-for but playful politico, this one’s bound to be a hit.