Skip to comments.Publishers bet big on 'Obama as hero'
Posted on 11/30/2008 12:54:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The publishing industry is betting on Barack Obama like no president in decades. Since Election Day alone, more than half a dozen book deals have been signed to exploit Obamania.
Two dozen books in the works range from the serious to the silly. There are retrospective ticktocks on how Obama won office and prospective looks at his first year in the White House. There is a biography on Obamas father, a compilation of essays on Obama and race, and others tilting toward the celebratory with photographic montages. There are childrens books, of course, and a style guide on Michelle Obama, framing the down-to-earth future first lady as a latter-day Jackie Onassis.
With few exceptions, the books share a tone of celebration and optimism, and a view of Obama as hero. To borrow from the president-elect, perhaps some hope-mongering is afoot. In contrast, President George W. Bush, who reportedly is having difficulty finding a publisher for a book he hopes to write, has been savaged in many recent tomes.
The American reading public appreciates great stories. They like heroes, and they like villains, said Gail Ross, a top political literary agent. As for Obama, at least for now, he's a hero. Bush books worked when he became a villain.
Tim Duggan, a vice president and executive editor at HarperCollins, said that the Obama book boom reflects the president-elects honeymoon period.
No matter what the state of the book industry, or the state of the economy, the idea of the new African American president coming into office is exciting, said Duggan, who is editing a retrospective on the 2008 campaign by reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.
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Obama the 0
If you throw in sickening as well...no it’s not just you.
Liberals have abandoned the sacred in there lives so they must make men into god’s to fill the void.
“Is it just me, or is this starting to border on the sacreligious? “
To whom? I think members of the Obama Church think this is fine.
Here it is, the Obama section....
"My Struggle...My Struggle...My Struggle...."
Lord I hope not!
Never have so many said and wrote so much about such a n0body.
> Is it just me, or is this starting to border on the sacreligious?
Remember what happened to Herod when the crowds said “It is the voice of a god and not a man.”
A sticky end, to be sure — but God is not mocked.
I have also purchased the OBAMA GARBAGE BAGS—Extra flimsy. They work well for the cat box . . . um daily clearing.
Obama remorse will set in eventually. They built him. They will tear him down.
Remember what happened to Herod when the crowds said It is the voice of a god and not a man.
A sticky end, to be sure but God is not mocked.
I think it exceeded sacrilegious long ago. However I think our Lord is already not pleased.
Sounds like a work of science fiction...
> I think it exceeded sacrilegious long ago. However I think our Lord is already not pleased.
If that be the case, then — I shouldn’t want to be His Excellency right now. God is not mocked.
“Sooner of later in life we all sit down to a banquet of consequences” - Robert Louis Stevenson.
I think you are right. The earlier article on FR about BO getting a facial tic should just be the beginning. Great point about God not being mocked.
Wow. great quote. Thanks for posting.
I took it from someone else too. Liked it.
Yes, in about six months these books will clog the bargain tables.
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