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

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

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Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years
Title
Thanks, Obama
Title remainder
My Hopey Changey White House Years
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David Litt
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Remember 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 Obama's eight years in the White House were defined by young people - twenty-somethings who didn't 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 Obama's 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 it's like to accidentally trigger an international incident or nearly set a president's hair aflame. He answers questions you never knew you had: Which White House men's 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 it's 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 boss's 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, Obama is an exciting debut about what it means - personally, professionally, and politically - to grow up
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The senior comic speechwriter and presidential advisor presents an account of his college education through his years working with Barack Obama, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his reflections on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10576573
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1986-
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Litt, David
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Litt, David
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Speechwriters
  • Humorists, American
  • Political satire, American
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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my hopey changey White House years
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Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years, David Litt
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12458097
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062568465
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12458097
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remote
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12458097
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Thanks, Obama : My Hopey Changey White House Years, David Litt
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12458097
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062568465
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12458097
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12458097
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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