A young man who went straight from graduating college to working in the 2008 Obama campaign, and then, in 2011, became one of the youngest presidential speechwriters ever, David Litt takes us back to a time that feels like eons ago when a president might speak in a complete sentence in his thoroughly engaging memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years (Ecco). Among other things, David Litt helped President Obama light - and lighten things up - as he was the principal humorist amongst the presidential staff.
“David Litt has done the impossible: written a smart, insightful, and funny White House memoir you don’t have to be a political junkie to love. Even better, he takes us back to a saner more compassionate time when our president liked to read.” — Judd Apatow.
“Thanks, Obama is a wonderful book for the same reasons David Litt’s speeches for the White House were wonderful: it’s well-written, it’s funny, it tells us exactly what we’re curious about, and. . . it reminds us that a great president galvanizes not only his staff but his country.” — Anne Fadiman.