Book Review: Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago
(Started: April 04, 2015; Finished: April 11, 2015

Sense of humor is almost absent among politicians, but Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is a truly talented exception. People are puzzled how she can spontaneously make them laugh in the midst of national policy crises, and of real danger to her life as a corruption fighter. 
This book is a collection of jokes, one-liners, pick-up lines, conebacks and speeches delivered and/or curated by the beloved Senator. Also, inside are illustrations by Cj de Silva-Ong, Manix Abrera, Elbert Or, Rob Cham and more of the Philippines' best young illustrators. (From Goodreads)
Review: 4 stars
Publication Date: December 03, 2014
Source: Bought it from National Bookstore
Shelf: Goodreads, Shelfari
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago never fails to amaze me. With her wisdom and wit, she was able to win the hearts of everyone, especially the youth. We were all in awe on how she can bravely fight corrupt officials, and still finding a way to keep things light with her humor. That's why her book, Stupid is Forever is a must read.

It's a compilation of her best and most notable one-liners, jokes, and speeches. Most of us can relate to it, and definitely will be entertained. It's a perfect read while waiting during your trip or a good way to spend your break at work or school. Aside from the good laugh, some pressing issues about our politics, economy, and education landscape were also discussed. But you have to read between the lines for it.

Overall, this book is a good reminder to not take things seriously, and still find the light of things no matter how dark it is. Also that Stupid is really Forever and among us.

For the quotes I got this from the book, please visit my Tumblr:

Happy Reading Everyone!

Love lots, xx

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