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Obama's BlackBerry Hardcover – June 8, 2009
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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.
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"Fiendishly funny."--San Francisco Chronicle
"The funniest thing you read this year."--NPR's Markeplace
"The perfect send-up."--Salon.com
"A hilarious and wildly inventive spoof."--Time Out NY
A "smart, warped spoof."--Austin Chronicle
"The D.U.I mask really works!"--David Foster Wallace
"You will laugh yourself sad."--Patton Oswalt
"Madly funny, full of wild invention."--George Saunders
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Top Customer Reviews
The book has pictures of blackberry conversations with different people and the president and they are funny. They have even gone to the extent of thinking up cute screen names for everyone. The president is BarackO, The Vice President is BidenMyTime, the First Lady is FirstLady2U and Bill Clinton is WildBill. There are many others.
This book takes stereotypes to the extreme and will give both sides a good laugh. It's pricy for such a small book but it is a great coffee table or bathroom book.
The past two Presidents communicate several times, with specific references to the public's perception of their acumen, or lack thereof. Bill Clinton, the womanizing slickster he has always been, sending Obama links that read like spam: HotGirlsIntoxicatedbyPowerinYourZipCode.com, but getting past the email filter by including something about foreign policy. Not only that, but his sinister attempts at getting time alone without Hillary are equally hilarious. My favorite interaction is between Obama and Bush, with the current President asking the former what the password to the computer in the Oval Office is. After a brief exchange, and a check to see if the line is secure, Bush - as BushWhackin' - delivers the hilarious password.
Other great tidbits: Chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke, gets painted as a imbecile, inconspicuously asking Obama about "compound" interest, and when met with astonishment, redirecting the question BidenMyTime (intercepted and forwarded to Obama by the Secret Service). Arnold Schwarzenegger wanting to go in after Bin Laden as if the current terrorism climate were as easy as a plot to his movie Commando. Abe Lincoln talking about how great heaven is, and "scoring" all over the place. Sarah Palin (Woof.Killa@ChristUBetcha.gov) getting tricked by the ubiquitous financial scam from the "Nigerian Princess.Read more ›
This is absolutely a great read and can be read by both sides of the issues because it is basic content and it doesn't paint Obama in a negative light, just his administration and everyone around him.
For the price, you will not find a better read.
No one is really spared from the authors' biting humor here, though Obama's political picks take most of the heat...especially the financial guys who don't know what compound interest is. Biden is a classic dimwit and even Sean Penn and other celebs make appearances. The Republicans aren't spared either...Dick Cheney will have you in stitches. A must read for anyone who enjoys political humor. Other countries even come out to play. A bit pricey for the lenghth, but you will read it more than once so well worth it.
If you are interested, you'll want to read this slim, humorous volume.
Example: Text Message from Bill Clinton--
WildBill: hey barack!
BarackO: hey bill whats up?
WildBill: can u send Hillary to China next week?
WildBill: i'm putting together a surprise party and need her outta house
BarackO: her birthday?
WildBill: no, i'm trying to surprise MYSELF
WildBill: SurpriseYourselfWithHowManyHotSinglesYouCanMeetFromYourZipCode dot com
Expect more the same... zany, irreverent, and funny.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Please forgive me if I don't get all giddy and soil my pants over this. Life beyond Obama. It's out there. Really.Published on January 1, 2013 by jeepmanjr
This was a gift (after I was given a BlackBerry for work) as a joke, and I thought "Yeah, very funny. But not my cup of tea," but I was wrong. It was VERY clever and funny. Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Karen Siddall
I could have read for hours more; I laughed out loud numerous times. The Bill Clinton texts were the best, but I have to admit that the entire book was really funny. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by Serrato
This was slightly amusing, but it was still very one-sided politically - NOT the impression I got from the write up when I purchased it. It was OK.Published on December 1, 2009 by x UHOH x
I loved this book. It is very short but also very funny. I finished it the same day that I received it. Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by Aaron
If you are ready for some laughs, buy this book. Some parts more amusing than others.Published on September 13, 2009 by B. Bruce
"Obama's Blackberry" by Kasper Hauser is comedy extra-ordinary ranging from uncanny satire, to dry humor as the messages to and from the president reveal caricatures of political... Read morePublished on August 23, 2009 by OOSA Online Book Club
To think that these were actual messages from Obama was naïve on my my part. This book was very entertaining and funny. Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Divas Read 2 Book Club
Obama's Blackberry reads like a one hit wonder in literary form. The original premise is funny in the beginning of the book. Read morePublished on July 25, 2009 by LegalBeagle