The Woody

The Woody

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A satire on sex and politics in the nation's capital features a philandering but charismatic senator from Vermont whose various worries--reelection, two ethics investigations, his wife's adultery--pale in comparison to his problem with impotence

Blackwell North Amer
Senator Woody White is being sued by his ex-wife, blackmailed by his present wife, shaken down by a Vermont maple syrup kingpin, terrorized by his neo-Fascist housekeeper, and dragged into litigation by Trent Lott over a fender bender in the Senate parking garage.
As if all this weren't enough, Woody has been stricken with an untimely case of E.D. (erectile dysfunction), discovered during a tryst in his Peru, Vermont, A-frame with a lobbyist from the condom industry.
Up for reelection, Woody understands the political dictum that no man can be elected in this country if the voters suspect he is hormonally challenged. In this, the Viagra Age, Woody's search for a solution leads him to a great deal more trouble than he bargained for.

Baker
& Taylor

A satire on sex and politics in the nation's capital features a philandering but charismatic senator from Vermont whose various worries--reelection, two ethics investigations, his wife's adultery--pale in comparison to his problem with impotence. 40,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
You think you've got problems? Senator Woody White is being sued by his ex-wife, blackmailed by his present wife, shaken down by a Vermont maple syrup kingpin, terrorized by his neo-Fascist housekeeper, and dragged into litigation by Trent Lott over a fender bender in the Senate parking garage. As if all this weren't enough, Woody has been stricken with an untimely case of E.D. (erectile dysfunction), discovered during a tryst in his Peru, Vermont, A-frame with a lobbyist from the condom industry. Up for reelection, Woody understands the political dictum that no man can be elected in this country if the voters suspect he is hormonally challenged. In this, the Viagra Age, Woody's search for a solution leads him to a great deal more trouble than he bargained for. With the aid of his chief of staff, Ishmael Leibowitz -- a closet heterosexual who has gone into deep cover inside a ring of gay Senate aides -- Woody battles not only to keep his E.Q. (Erectile Quotient) within the moderate-to-high range, but also to recapture the support of the people of Vermont, Ted Kennedy, Dick Gephardt, and the President of the United States. The Woody is a brilliant comic romp through the demented, spin-filled world of Washington sexual politics. It answers the question foremost on everybody's mind these days: Just how hard does a man have to be to remain in public office?

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
ISBN: 9780684853932
0684853930
9780684857442
0684857448
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 25 cm

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