A vote for laughs
Here's a gift idea: How about we take just a little break from taking politics seriously?
Bard of the Deal: The Poetry of Donald Trump (Harper Paperbacks), compiled by Hart Seely, is a hilarious collection of found poems on everything from Oreos to being "attacked viciously" by women, taken directly from the GOP frontrunner's speeches, interviews and tweets.
45: A Portrait of My Knucklehead Brother Jeb (Grand Central) by "George W. Bush" is actually by Scott Dickers and Peter Hilleren, both veterans of the Onion, which tells you just what kind of deadpan satire to expect in this "biography" of W's younger brother.
Hillary Clinton Haiku: Her Rise to Power, Syllable by Syllable, Pantsuit by Pantsuit (Twelve) by Vera G. Shaw, illustrated by Emmy Reis, has fun with such poetic topics as hairstyles, sex scandals, glass ceilings and drinking contests with John McCain.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor