You are here: Home » Beyond Business » Books
Business Standard

Writing lines for Obama, mixing comedy and hope

Book review of 'Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years'

R Eric Thomas | NYT 

What becomes of hope? After the cheers die down and the confetti is swept up, what happens to the initial rush of excitement that a candidate can inspire? In David Litt’s memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, this question is framed as a kind of love story: a political romantic comedy. Call it, perhaps, “When Speechwriter Met Speech.” Litt winningly details his ascent from campaign volunteer, flushed with the passion of early infatuation, to world-weary member of Barack Obama’s senior speechwriting staff. While it has all the trappings ...

This article is no longer available in our repository.

There could be multiple reasons for this.

First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 23:28 IST