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News Wed Nov 05 2008

Better Know Obama

In the wake of the election, President-elect Obama's (I am still in awe each time I say that) book The Audacity of Hope is back up to #3 on Amazon's bestseller list. His 2004 memoir, Dreams from My Father, is up at #8 in paperback and #12 in hardcover. Powell's lists Dreams from My Father as the #2 bestseller today, with the audio version of The Audacity of Hope at #20. The Sun-Times lists an influx of books that are being published about the Prez-elect.

Accordingly, the Telegraph reports that Obama's Scottish publisher, Canongate Publishing, is set to strike gold. Over at the Guardian Books Blog, Obama's speaking style was analyzed yesterday and today they comment on how his exceptional writing ability speaks well for his ability to lead. You can also check out this July Salon article to learn what's lining his bookshelves.

As Stephen Colbert might say, it's a good time to better know your future president. (The Book Club better knew Obama back in October 2007.)

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