Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
On Sunday, at a rally in Philadelphia, someone threw a book at the
President. The Secret Service investigated, coming to the conclusion
that the man meant no harm. It seems the man was simply an author,
hoping to bring the book to the President's attention. No charges have
been filed. But neither has the Secret Service released the author's
name or the book's title. Presumably they don't want the author to get
the promotional benefit of the stunt, nor do they want to encourage
other would-be Presidential book throwers. So now I wonder, with the
author and book unidentified, will we have a whole slew of authors
coming forward, claiming to be the one who threw a book at President
Obama? And when I contact the news media and tell them it was me,
which one of my books do you think I should claim to have thrown?
spent a good bit of time on book promotion and never once did it occur
to me to simply hurl my book at the President. Perhaps it's
ill-advised to mess with the Secret Service. But there are plenty of
other newsworthy targets. So I need your advice. Who should I throw
my book at?
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