PUB DATE: June 2009
When we had our local Book blogger meet up this past weekend, I managed to snag this book from Linda Ellen’s pile of offerings. You can read her review HERE.
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.
This was a quick and easy read. I actually managed to read it in one sitting while getting supper ready Sunday night. The book is entirely fiction and they are not the real messages from Obama’s blackberry.
It was a very light and funny read. One that made me laugh was a text message between Obama and the secret service it was about Obama asking the secret service if they knew where he was and of course they did know from the lincoln bedroom to the china room. The ones from bill Clinton were pretty funny too. Also was Abraham Lincoln from up above.
The author really got the personalities just right when he wrote the text messages and emails. He even included some spam as well. He mentioned Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, his wife, daughter and many others.
I know as I was sitting reading this book I couldn’t help but laugh at some of them and I wonder what his real blackberry would reveal?
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