Thanks, Obama (eBook)
My Hopey, Changey White House Years
de David Litt
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRemember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? Former Obama speechwriter David Litt does. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years and charts a path forward in the age of Trump.More than any other presidency, Barack Obamas eight years in the White House were defined by young people twenty-somethings who didnt have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter), yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. David Litt was one of those twenty-somethings. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Until leaving the White House in 2016, he wrote on topics from healthcare to climate change to criminal justice reform. As President Obamas go-to comedy writer, he also took the lead on the White House Correspondents Dinner, the so-called State of the Union of jokes.Now, in this refreshingly honest memoir, Litt brings us inside Obamaworld. With a humorists eye for detail, he describes what its like to accidentally trigger an international incident or nearly set a presidents hair aflame. He answers questions you never knew you had: Which White House mens room is the classiest? What do you do when the commander in chief gets your name wrong? Where should you never, under any circumstances, change clothes on Air Force One? With nearly a decade of stories to tell, Litt makes clear that politics is completely, hopelessly absurd. But its also important. For all the moments of chaos, frustration, and yes, disillusionment, Litt remains a believer in the words that first drew him to the Obama campaign: People who love this country can change it. In telling his own story, Litt sheds fresh light on his former bosss legacy. And he argues that, despite the current political climate, the politics championed by Barack Obama will outlive the presidency of Donald Trump. Full of hilarious stories and told in a truly original voice,Thanks, Obamais an exciting debut about what it means personally, professionally, and politically to grow up.