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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wonderful Win: Obama's Blackberry

Obama's Blackberry by Kasper Hauser

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company/Hachette

I won this book at Bella's Novella! Bella's Novella is hosted by Holly and Ashley - and not only are they friends, they are also sister-in-laws. They have many diverse reviews, blog tours, giveaways, you-name-it. Give them a visit and tell them I sent you!

About the book: When Obama stated that if elected, he would keep his Blackberry, debate echoed through Washington and among the ranks of the Secret Service. What would it be like to have a president who could Twitter, send text messages, and navigate the web with ease? What would it be like to receive a text message from inside the Oval Office and, most importantly, what would it say?

Now, for the first time, We The People are privy to our new leader's epistolary back-and-forths on his wily hand-held device. We're about to discover that his emails (and the replies, from his wife and daughters, Biden, Palen, Rush, Hannity, the new first puppy, and even Bush) are so tuned in to the language of electronic correspondence they come hilariously close to the brink of legibility.

This giftable, imagined glimpse into Obama's beloved Blackberry traverses the mundane and momentous contours of the Commander in Chief's life, from security briefings to spam, basketball practice to domestic bliss, and the panic of oops-I-hit-reply-all, to, of course, the trauma of dealing with the First Mother In Law.

To wit:

BidenMyTime: Hey U, whatcha doin?
BARACKO: M rly busy
BidenMyTime: Right :( Can I lv at 4:45?
(from Barnes and Noble website)

About the author: Kasper Hauser is a San Francisco-based comedy group. They are the authors of Weddings of the Times, a parody of the New York Times wedding pages, and SkyMaul, which the San Francisco Chronicle called "wicked funny," and Salon.com called "the perfect sendup." The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast has been called "brilliant" by New York magazine and "wonderfully realized" by The Times of London. The group's members have written for HBO and appeared on "Comedy Central" and "This American Life." (from Barnes and Noble)

Obama's Blackberry
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown & Company, June 2009
ISBN: 978-0-316-07435-3
137 pages


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on your win! I love winning books!

Becca said...

Congrats on the win, Kristi! I'm interested to know your opinion when you read this book.


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