Archive for October 18, 2006

Title Almost as Hot as its Author

October 18, 2006

hope.jpgAccording to the Associated Press, when Barack Obama made his first bookstore appearance to publicize his new book, at a chain store in Chicago, people lined up three hours before the store opened and six hours before the author-Senator arrived. Apparently, the lines went around the block. Pretty amazing for someone whose book does not have the name Harry Potter anywhere in the title.

I was at River City Books on Tuesday, the day Obama’s book went on sale and, well, the excitement wasn’t quite that noticeable. Then again, the rock star-popular politician wasn’t appearing in Northfield. But the book has shown up and it’s getting good reviews.

Here’s a description of The Audacity of Hope: