Thursday, May 21, 2009

A PRESIDENTIAL GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Here's a funny little book to mark
President Obama's first 100 days.



Well, it's past 100 days, but as President Obama said
at the
Correspondent's Dinner, he's well into the
10th anniversary of his first 100 days,
so this is just some kind of extension of that.



What we have here is:


OBAMA'S BLACKBERRY
BY
KASPER HAUSNER


When President 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 President 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.

To wit:

BidenMyTime: Hey U, whatcha doin?
BARACKO: M rly busy
BidenMyTime: Right :( Can I lv at 4:45?

Thanks to Anna and the wonderful Hachette Book Group,
I have 5 copies to give away just in time maybe
for a Father's Day gift? Or for yourself!


And here's THE rules, as always:
U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
No P.O.Boxes, Please
Include your email address on your entry

My Giveaway will end at 6PM, EST, May 31

To enter:

+1 Entry: Comment (with email address) on if you have a Blackberry or any device and you use it to text messages
+1 Entry: Comment about this Giveaway on your blog and post the link here
+1 Entry: Follow this Blog or become a follower and tell me how you follow
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


42 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This just sounds hilarious and I have to enter. I do have a cell phone that I text with...nothing special or anything, but it works!

i'm already a follower as well. :)

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I have an iPod Touch that I use for e-mail, but I don't text with any gadget.

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Belinda M said...

I have a cell phone that I use for texting, emailing and accessing the net.

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Belinda M said...

I am a current follower

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mindy said...

sounds like a fun read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

A Reader said...

No I don't have a BB or other text device as I don't text.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

scottsgal said...

I use my cell phone for texting - not a Blackberry

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

google reader follower

msboatgal at aol.com

wendy said...

I use a good ole fashioned cell phone to text since I don't have a Blackberry or anything that even resembles it.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Belinda said...

I would love to read this.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Dixie said...

I text on a little gadget called a Peek.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I subscribed via google reader. Also added you to my blogroll.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi said...

I text with my cell phone only.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kristi said...

I follow your blog

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Susan said...

I don't text. Thanks!

Mishia said...

I text with my cell phone only

Cindy said...

I do not have a Blackberry. I text with my cell phone, but I am a very slow texter! My grown kids are pros at it, but I am not so I text only when I have to!
This sounds like a fun giveaway! Please enter me.
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am also a follower of your blog! I enjoy reading it.
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Carlene said...

I do not have a blackberry but do you my cell phone for text messages. I am not great at it and not very fast. Please include me in your giveaway.

Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.

Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

sharon54220 said...

I do have a cell phone, but I don't use it for texting. I would love to be entered for this. I just love Obama.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am also a follower. I try to check out your blog every couple of days. I love your reviews and of course the giveaways too.

Thanks for a great site.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I text on my EnV all the time. It's not a blackberry, but it's got a full keyboard. I could never go back to the "old" way of texting! LOL.

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

noble beeyotch said...

i have a cellphone to text.....but nothing fancy!

email-swatir.24@gmail.com

Marty said...

I'm a follower of your blog. I would really love to read this book ezziriah (at)gmail (dot)com

Boo Bear's Place said...

I follow your blog already I'd really love to win a copy of this looks interesting ezziriah (at)gmail (dot) com

Boo Bear's Place said...

I don't have a blackberry but I want one :(( I currently have a LG Chocolate. I guess if it messes up I'd get a blackberry and I love to text but truly I only text family mostly my husband. I do have an ipod touch I use for email,instant messaging,and texting too as long as I have a Wi-Fi Connection. I'm addicted to my ipod touch

bettycd said...

I'm one of the few people left without a cell phone. totally capable of texting when I get to use my husbands and I'd love an iPod Touch. My husband would so enjoy the Obama's Blackberry book.

jb said...

Hi love your blog and I text by phone. Haven't upgraded to the big league blackberry yet. email sydney1948
at msn dotcom

jb said...

I also follow you under bookie1954 on google , in fact I think I was your 182nd follower give or take. email is
sydney1948
at msn dot com

Carolsue said...

I want to read this so badly! I have a cell phone, but I don't text. I'd rather just talk to the person on the phone.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I follow you on Blogger
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

AND I added this contest to my blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/09/some-great-book-sites.html
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Marie said...

I don't have anything neat like a Blackberry yet, maybe someday :-)

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I am a follower.

marielay@gmail.com

kalea_kane said...

I don't have anything fancier than my cell phone. I just text with my cell. :) I don't even text much. Thank goodness, because my son needs the space. :)

Thanks!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-bout-some-giveaways.html

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am also a follower of your blog. ;)

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patricia said...

Sorry, I don't have a cell phone or Blackberry but I have a very high opinion of President Obama. Love to win.
pboylecharley@hotmail.com

Lesley said...

Thankfully, no, I don't have any Blackberry-like device; I like keeping my life clutter-free. Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Bingo said...

I am sorry to wait until the last day to post a comment but finishing up the school year and all the giveaways has been crazy. I monitor so I read all your delightful comments and thank you ALL for entering. I was thrilled at how many of you don't text or even have a device to text as I thought I was the only one! Good luck and tonight will post winners so still a chance for a few more entries. Have a great Sunday!

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