Obama's Blackberry

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-08
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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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?

Author Biography

One of America's best comedy groups and authors of SkyMaul, Kasper Hauser collaborated with John Hodgman and Ben Karlin to create Wonderglen.com for HBO. In addition to live shows in the U.S. and Edinburgh (where they won the coveted Herald Angel Award), the group's members have appeared on Comedy Central and in feature films such as Fishing with Gandhi and Cow Monkey. Kasper Hauser's comedy has been featured on public radio's "Marketplace" and "The World" as well as boingboing.net (2.5 million visitors per month);and the Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast, selected as one of the best of 2006 by iTunes, has been featured in New York and The Times of London. Their SkyMaul promotional videos have been watched more than 1 million times on YouTube and Break.com. Their second book, Weddings of the Times, a parody of the New York Times Wedding section, is due out May 2009.

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