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Giveaway - 84. Obama's Blackberry by Kasper Hausner...

June 3, 2009
Another fab contest from the folks at Hachette!

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?

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 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." Check them out at

drey's thoughts:
Obama's Blackberry is sassy and fun. It had me cracking up in places, but also elicited the occasional "eh"... One of my favorites is where BarackO tells the White House Grounds & Maintenance that he wants to mow the lawn, eventually giving it up when it turns into a bullet-proof-glass-covered, secret-service-sidecar'd, gun-mounted lawnmower. Yeah, Mr. President. Sure you can mow the lawn. Obama's Blackberry is short (137 itty-bitty pages) and entertaining. Read on for how you can get your own copy!

The nitty-gritty:
This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only (no P.O. Boxes, please). To enter, leave a comment & share whether you're involved (or want to be involved) in politics? Or is it all just a bunch of hogwash? =P As always, +1 for following, +2 for sharing (remember to come back & tell me what/where - I'm so NOT psychic!), and leave me a way to get a hold of you... This round of Hachette goodness ends 6:00 pm CST June 16th! Good luck!


Melanie said...

I'm not involved in politics. I'd be interested in joininga League of Women Voters, but we don't have one here. I'm very bipartisan. I do work at the polls every election and I love it.

Annie1 said...

I'm not involved in politics at all; don't want to be but sometimes wish I could step in and give politicians a reality check!


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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I'm so not into politics. It's just not worth it - the system is corrupt and always will be.


Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!


Anonymous said...

I listen to what they have to say. I just listen.

thebun at personainternet dot com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe by email.
thebun at personainternet dot com

scottsgal said...

I'm not involved in politics but I did follow this last election closer than any other and had a great deal of interest in it.

msboatgal at

LuAnn said...

Personally, I'm not real involved in politics -- just enough to figure out who or what to vote for. Professionally, on the other hand, as a journalist, I have to be involved enough to write about those people and issues on the ballot.

lingeorge said...

I use to be very active in the League of Women Voters -- still follow their info. Unfortunately politics are necessary for our world to run, whether it be national, that we moan and groan about, or more locally afecting our very way of life, such as the school board determining how our children will be taught, city/county deciding which roads will be repaved, to where the stop lights are between us and where we want to go. It is really is a very important part of our existance.

Yes -- I follow

L said...

I have no interest in politics what so ever. When am old enough to vote, I will, but until then, I don't care for it at all.

I'm a follower.


Cindy said...

I am not involved in politics but I do keep up with the political news everyday. My kitchen TV is almost always turned on to a news channel. I vote in every election and I do like to read about politics.

This book sounds hilarious and interesting! Please enter me.


Cindy said...

I follow your blog.

I also subscribe by email.


Cindy said...

I also follow you on Twitter! When I figure out how to use Twitter, I will post something about your blog. I did add you as a favorite.


Chris said...

I'm very politically opinionated, but stay out of it for the most part. I'm one of those people who feels like we'd be better off with a little more moderation.


Terri said...

I'm involved in politics - I VOTE!

I'm also a follower

Lesley (aka Upper West Side Writer) said...

I am not involved in politics--I was in college, and that was enough for me!



Bridget said...

Just posted on Win A Book. No need to enter me, Drey

Pam said...

I'm not involved in politics nor do I want to be. It ends up being a bunch of hogwash but I don't think that's the intention. I think most of our elected officials really do believe that they can keep their campaign promises and then find out they really don't have all the power they think they do. I do vote though and think if you don't, you have no right to complain.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...


melacan at hotmail dto com

Anonymous said...

I'm not involved in politics all that much. But ever since I turned 18, I've decided to do some voting, and that's about as political as I've been. I wish that everyone in politics just cared about the next person as much as themselves.

I follow.

I posted the link on my sidebar.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Bcteagirl said...

I am not as involved in politics as I should be, but hopefully that will change. :)

Unknown said...

I'm not currently involved in politics per-se but am looking at working with various advocacy groups. This one looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Luanne said...

Hey Drey- well as a Canadian my politics are a bit different from yours. But yes I do vote, follow and have worked at local elections. I'm entering this contest for my American son in law - who is a big Obama supporter.

Luanne said...

And I'm a follower!

Amber said...

I follow politics and have issues that I am passionate about (human trafficking, immigration law, abortion rights etc.) but I have no faith in politicians. This book looks like a fun read though!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Becky said...

I feel like I need to be aware of my surroundings and the political world, but I in no way want to run for anything!!! This sounds like a great book though, and I'd love to join in.

I'm also a follower!

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Karen H said...

My only involvement with politics is voting. I would love to read this book.


Karen H said...

+1 I am a follower


A Reader said...

Nope I'm pretty non polictical.
Thanks for the giveaway!

A Reader said...

Listed on my blog under current giveaways.


windycindy said...

Sassy a fun to read sounds wonderful to me!
Please count me in. Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

I am a follower of your blog and I would love to be in politics! Thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Again, many thanks!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

My husband is the political one in our family. I'm informed enough to know how I feel about issues, and of course I vote, but I prefer to stay away from politics.

Great giveaway.

Allison said...

I follow politics but am not involved. I LOVE voting, but I am not involved in poltics.
I'm a follower!

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