Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Book Giveaway: Obama's Blackberry

I'm authorized to give away 5 copies. Rules for entry in the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

Obama's BlackBerry
By Kasper Hauser
Little, Brown and Company

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?


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  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
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  • If you blog or twitter about this giveaway, send me a link to the post and your name will be entered a second time.
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST Saturday, Jun 6, 2009. I will select the winners with a random sequence generator using
  • I will announce the winners in a post as well as notify by email. Winners must respond with their mailing info within two days or forfeit. In which case I notify the next entry in the sequence generated by
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Also, for those of you winning the same title in more than one contest, be aware that Hachette may not deliver multiple copies of a single title to a single address.

11 tell me a story:

Riva 5/20/2009 12:53 PM  

This sounds like a really funny book. I'd love to win.

Thanks for the great giveaway.


Chris,  5/20/2009 7:56 PM  

I wish I were the kind of person who said "OMG". Because my response would be, OMG, that sounds hilarious!

Sign me up, scotty! (Sorry, in light of the recent Star Trek release and my own nerdiness, I had to. Forgive me.)


LuAnn 5/21/2009 8:32 AM  

Wow! What a fun book. Enter me in the drawing.

Bridget 5/22/2009 6:46 AM  

Just posted on Win A Book.

Unknown 5/22/2009 7:28 AM  

Looks like its a good one, please enter me into this giveaway giveaway.


Book Butterfly (Kim) 5/22/2009 8:44 AM  

I really want to read this. Thank you :)

scottsgal 5/22/2009 11:02 AM  

What a cool premise for a book - please count me in

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Marie 5/23/2009 5:32 PM  

This sounds quite funny, I would love to read it!

Amber 5/25/2009 8:31 AM  

I think this book really humanizes Obama even moreso and connects him with regular Americans. I would love to win and take a peek inside Obama's world.
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Jamie 5/27/2009 9:44 PM  

please enter me... jjhbeautiful at hotmail dot com.... thanks

Anonymous,  6/04/2009 2:14 PM  

Please enter me. Thanks!


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