The Resource Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years, David Litt

Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years, David Litt

Label
Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years
Title
Thanks, Obama
Title remainder
My Hopey Changey White House Years
Statement of responsibility
David Litt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump. Like many twentysomethings, David Litt frequently embarrassed himself in front of his boss's boss. Unlike many twentysomethings, Litt's boss's boss was President Obama. At age twenty-four, Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, he was the president's go-to writer for comedy. As the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner speech (the "State of the Union of jokes"), he was responsible for some of President Obama's most memorable moments, including Keegan-Michael Key's appearance as Luther, Obama's "anger translator." With a humorist's eye for detail and a convert's zeal, Litt takes us inside his eight years on the front lines of Obamaworld. In his political coming-of-age story, he goes from starry-eyed college student--a self-described "Obamabot"--to nervous junior speechwriter to White House senior staff. His behind-the-scenes anecdotes answer questions you never knew you had: What's the classiest White House men's room? What's the social scene like on Air Force One? How do you force the National Security Council to stop hitting reply-all on every e-mail? In between lighthearted observations, Litt uses his experience to address one of today's most important issues: the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Donald Trump"--
  • "A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Litt, David
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E908.3
LC item number
.L58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Litt, David
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Speechwriters
  • Humorists, American
  • Political satire, American
  • United States
Label
Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years, David Litt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note regarding facts -- Introduction. Arugula on Air Force One -- Part one. Obamabot -- The rapture -- How to not land a White House job -- Cleared to work -- the corridors of power -- The salmon in the toilet -- Is Obama toast? -- Going Eastwood -- That first real taste of blood -- Part two. Our (teensy) place in history -- Hitler and Lips -- Juice in purgatory -- The holy war -- In the barrel -- Bucket -- The big rock candy mountain -- The finish line -- Epilogue. Squishing the scorpion
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780062568458
Lccn
2017019330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn967501483
  • (OCoLC)967501483
  • 2051573
Label
Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years, David Litt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note regarding facts -- Introduction. Arugula on Air Force One -- Part one. Obamabot -- The rapture -- How to not land a White House job -- Cleared to work -- the corridors of power -- The salmon in the toilet -- Is Obama toast? -- Going Eastwood -- That first real taste of blood -- Part two. Our (teensy) place in history -- Hitler and Lips -- Juice in purgatory -- The holy war -- In the barrel -- Bucket -- The big rock candy mountain -- The finish line -- Epilogue. Squishing the scorpion
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780062568458
Lccn
2017019330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn967501483
  • (OCoLC)967501483
  • 2051573

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