Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years (A Speechwriter's Memoir) by David Litt

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years (A Speechwriter's Memoir) by David Litt

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More than any other presidency, Barack Obama’s 8 years in the White House were defined by young people – 20-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.

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. With nearly a decade of stories to tell, Litt makes clear that politics is completely, hopelessly absurd.   

 

 

"David Litt has done the impossible: written a smart, insightful, & funny White House memoir that you don't have to be a political junkie to love." – Judd Apatow