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There is no shortage of Obama Administration alums writing books. The question is: Which are actually worth reading? One is Thanks, Obama by David Litt, who became a presidential speechwriter at the ripe old age of 24 and now is somehow old enough to pen a memoir. He details his White House experience with humor, self-deprecation, and a healthy reverence for his boss and the causes the Obama Administration championed. Readers will especially enjoy his tales of being the go-to-guy for Obama’s funniest lines and most memorable comedic performances. The book offers a nice peek at life inside the White House and the ups and downs of crafting a message for a president – even one who reads, thinks, reflects, and tells the truth.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062568458
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Published: Ecco Press - September 19th, 2017

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Senator Al Franken has graduated from being a comedian-turned-senator to a senator who deftly uses humor as a political tool. His funny and serious new book, Giant of the Senate, tells the story of his Minnesota roots, his 42-year marriage to his wife Franni, his journey from Saturday Night Live to a 312-vote U.S. Senate victory in 2008, and his hard-earned stripes as a member of Congress at a time of growing partisanship and public disillusionment about government. The end result is one of the most genuine and entertaining political memoirs to date. And as we look to 2020, let’s remember: Weirder things have happened in America than the election of a Jewish comedian to be president. Just sayin’.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540419
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Published: Twelve - May 30th, 2017

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In the genre of campaign memoirs Katie Tur's Unbelievable is destined to go down as a classic. Embedded with the Trump campaign from the very beginning, Katie Tur, an NBC correspondent, was a witness to all the lies, norm-breaking behavior and bizarre spectacle that surrounded Trump. She even became a target herself when Trump called her out at several of his rallies. But she persisted, without ever letting him get under her and writes a truly incredible account while also weaving in the story of her parents who were famous in LA for their innovative video news-gathering techniques.  

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684929
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

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