Specifically, the book is very important as it is overwhelming direction and contains information on expenditures members of the congress can either be reimbursed or not be reimbursed. In addition, the book contains information on the mails that can be accounted for with taxpayer’s money and other mails that cannot be paid with taxpayer’s money. Further, the right kind of office equipments, part of the house rules include directions on general rules and ethics. The secondhand account of the events is truly scintillating.
Nonetheless, the book is brief, but conveys the story on the events that make it challenging to an individual, to shift from a candidate to a newly elected member of the US congress. Joe Schwarz gives a very good insight into the happenings at the congress, as he is just a moderate conservative Republican from the seventh district in Michigan. The writer provides the reader with an insight into the congressional representative in the entire book, but more intriguingly as the congressional representative sets up shop on the capitol, and he gets acquitted with the new political breeze that is blowing in Washington D.C. Further, Joe Schwarz’s involvement in a number of policy areas, jostling for choice committee assignments, and develop his own unique way of delivering messages to the country, congress and his constituents, amongst other important issues to the life of a congressional representative. The book provides an interesting firsthand account while at the same time displaying photos and data that match the specific discussion points narrated throughout the book. This paper shall provide a comprehensive review and analysis of Edward Sidlow’s book, Freshman Orientation: House Style and Home Style.
The freshman transition of a candidate to a congressional representative seems to mirror the transition in high school and college: homesickness, fitting in, excitement, future, and