June 5, 2009

Giveaway: Obama's Blackberry by Kasper Hauser

WINNERS: Latoya in Florida, Christine in Wisconsin, David in Canada, Anne in Canada and Susan in Oregon.


Courtesy of Hachette Book Group


When Obama stated that if elected, he would keep his Blackberry, debate echoed through Washington and among the ranks of the Secret Service. What would it be like to have a president who could Twitter, send text messages, and navigate the web with ease? What would it be like to receive a text message from inside the Oval Office and, most importantly, what would it say?

Now, for the first time, We The People are privy to our new leader's epistolary back-and-forths on his wily hand-held device. We're about to discover that his emails (and the replies, from his wife and daughters, Biden, Palen, Rush, Hannity, the new first puppy, and even Bush) are so tuned in to the language of electronic correspondence they come hilariously close to the brink of legibility.

This giftable, imagined glimpse into Obama's beloved Blackberry traverses the mundane and momentous contours of the Commander in Chief's life, from security briefings to spam, basketball practice to domestic bliss, and the panic of oops-I-hit-reply-all, to, of course, the trauma of dealing with the First Mother In Law.

To wit:

BidenMyTime: Hey U, whatcha doin?
BARACKO: M rly busy
BidenMyTime: Right :( Can I lv at 4:45?


And if you're not convinced about how funny the Kasper Hauser crew is, you can check out their videos from their previous book, SkyMaul.


MAIN ENTRY:
To enter to win one of five copies of this book leave a comment here telling me what form of technology you love the most. Mine is the internet. I start getting all antsy if I don't get online for more than two days in a row.
Be sure to leave me your email address if you don't have a blog or it's not in your Blogger profile.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
For an extra entry, Tweet about the giveaway using the message below and leave me the Tweet link or your Twitter name in a seperate comment. Extra Twitter entries can be done once a day just be sure to leave a new comment each time you do.

@monie_g Win Obama's Blackberry by Kasper Hauser
at Reading With Monie: http://tinyurl.com/qvwqmj Retweet

For another extra entry follow or subscribe to my blog. If you already do, just post a comment letting me know.

For one more extra entry visit my inventory page at OldSwitcheroo.com and email me by clicking here and sending me the name of any item you saw on my shelf. Be sure to include your blog comment user name so I can match up the entries.

Open to US and Canada only, no PO boxes please. One main entry per household. Twitter and OldSwitcheroo entries can be done once a day as long as a new inventory item is emailed each time. Giveaway ends June 15th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be selected.

Please note: SPAMMER ED has hit my blog twice so I switched to comment moderation. I will approve comments as quickly as I can.

Thanks for visiting and GOOD LUCK.


111 comments :

David Johnson said...

I have to agree, my favorite technology is my pc and the internet, thanks.

Amber said...

Yes, my laptop is my favorite form of technology! Especially email and Skype!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog too!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

mverno said...

i totally agree with you the internet mverno@roadrunner.com

scottsgal said...

The internet by far - it's opened up new worlds for business and information.

msboatgal at oal.com

scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower and subscribe via email

maweisberg said...

i want to win this

sailor50 said...

My desktop Dell is my best friend followed very closely by the internet it accesses. I've never had a toy or tool that I've enjoyed more and that has done as much for me.

nightdweller20 said...

My favorite technology is definitely anything to do with computers and internet! If I don't get on the computer for at least a few minutes everyday, I get a little antsy, just like you Monie lol.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

nightdweller20 said...

I am a subscriber/follower too

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I do love the internet, but my iPod has to be my 2nd most beloved piece of technology! LOVE it for audiobooks!!! My first beloved will always be my TiVo. :)

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Hi! Mine would be the internet followed by text messaging on my cellular phone. Text messaging saved my life early May when we had a huge storm hit our area where I live.

ConnieJ at FR

Debbie said...

Blogging has made me so addicted to the internet!

Sunnyvale said...

My computer, can't live without it.

Bridget said...

Just posted on Win A Book (shows how addicted I am to the net). No need to enter me.

Latoya said...

My favorite technology is the computer. Please enter me.


Latoya
nalapsat25@aol.com

mmentor said...

sign me up

Annie said...

The internet and my pc; I can't go longer than a few hours and I feel anxious lol


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Subscribe via RSS



Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Tweeted



greeeneyedwhwom



http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2061282319

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Bcteagirl said...

My favourite form of technology is the internet by far!! Although kitchen technology would be a close second :P

teagirl1 at telus dot net

Jake Lsewhere said...

I have to also agree my favourite piece of technology is the entire internet/web. This one looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Brenda S. said...

My favorite technology is definitely anything to do with computers and internet!
Stampnsark@aol.com

Pam said...

My favourite technology is the internet/computer as well. Although I'm a huge fan of the digital camera too...

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

Subscribe via google reader

melacan at hotmail dot com

catsnbooks12 said...

Mine would be the internet. It has totally changed the way I do things. Especially get news.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

catsnbooks12 said...

Email subscriber.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

catsnbooks12 said...

Follower (Ally/rubymoon/Blogger)

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Beverly said...

the laptop with my fav form of technology but really anything with wireless is a close second.

Thanks for the giveaway

beachlover20855(at)yahoo(dot)com

travellingmomof2 said...

My favvorite technology is spell check. Just kidding. I have to say my favorite is Apple TV. Love it.

VENOM79 said...

the internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amber said...

Skype and free international video chatting is my favorite technology!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I twittered - my username on Twitter is Hurdler4eva!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

Sunday Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2071779878


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Monday Tweet

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2085081395


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

sweetsue said...

I love the iternet. I honestly don't know how I lived without it!
Although digital cameras run a close second!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I follow your blog!
smchester at mail dot com

Wanda said...

If I didn't have my laptop I think I would go crazy!!

wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

As for technology, The internet and my PC are my most valued things. Almost everything I do is centered around both, and everything I rely on is done via my computer and the net.

JDSG

lebizyb(at)q(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Email subscriber.

JDSG

lebizyb(at)q(dot)com

Tammy said...

My PC

deedleweedle said...

Definitely the Internet. I'm on the computer practically all day.

Annie said...

Tweeted today again


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2098829784


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Carol EL said...

It has to be the Internet here also,I'm on here six or seven hours a day and my husband also spends that amount of time. We live in two different shifts with the computer as the focal point. sad,I know.

Carol EL said...

E-mail subscriber and blog follower.

Cindy said...

My favorite technology is definitely the internet also!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a follower on Twitter. You are also on my list of Favorites.

I tweeted about your giveaway today. My username is Soccermom213

Thanks for a great blog and super giveaway!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I also subscribe by email.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

tatertot374 said...

I love the internet. Hope I never have to find out what its like without it.
Thank you for the chance
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

chromiumman said...

love my iphone!

Annie said...

Tweet Tweet Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2110905139


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Gina said...

I'd have to say I'm a Blackberry lover too. I was up in Canada for 3 weeks and unless I wanted MASSIVE charges I couldn't use it, I went a bit crazy!!!

Annie said...

Tweeted this fine Thursday morning!


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2119080530


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(Canada)

Erica said...

I love my net book. It's so small, and I can now access the internet almost anywhere. I'm not sure if thats a good thing yet, but as of right now I think it is :)

Annie said...

Friday's Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2134077129


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Sue W. said...

Absolutely the internet. Had to take my computer in for some work for three days and felt lost without it.

roylsue(at)telpage.net

Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I twittered this giveaway. My tweet name is kona15hilo

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Beth said...

Mine ia also the interest - can't live without it!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Benita G said...

I also love the internet. I'm on the internet daily.
bgcchs@yahoo.com

Benita G said...

I subscribe via email.
bgcchs@yahoo.com

Marianna said...

I don't think I could survive without my iPhone!~ lol

Annie said...

Saturday's Tweet



http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2155736205


Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

RustyShackleford said...

The internet is by far my favorite thing, I am addicted, Thank You!

Belle said...

The Internet is definitely my favorite.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I agree with you, the internet is my favorite technological tool! It changed my life! I went through a difficult and unexpected illness and discovered so much that was out there and many wonderful people through it! Thanks for the chance to win this obviously humorous book!

simply_unique said...

Mine is the internet so its either my computer, netbook or blackberry lol

erma said...

my favorite form of technology is my computer.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Delaney said...

Cannot live without internet, nope, won't do it!

delaney55@live.com

Delaney said...

Tweeted

https://twitter.com/delaney_55/status/2165336657

Twitter id
Delaney_55

Mia J. said...

I would have to agree the internet or email are my favorite forms of technology.

Annie said...

Sunday's Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2167356362



Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

SeahorseLady said...

Without a doubt, the internet is my favorite technology. How did I ever survive before without it?

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

ky2here said...

Email - no doubt. It's amazing how easy it is to keep in touch with friends all around the world.

ellie said...

It would have to be the internet. I held out for a long time saying I got along fine without it. And now it has become a necessity.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

lezanac said...

I don't think I could live without the internet. lezanac@yahoo.com

Angela said...

Cell phones are my favorite piece of technology. I'm grateful for them whenever I'm driving down a dark road in the middle of the night!
pleaseundress@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My fave is the internet-
Diane
Dianesmb@aol.com

Gabriel J. said...

I need my internet !

susan1215 said...

The internet

kngmckellar said...

I have to say the internet all the way!!
kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Christine said...

My favorite form of technology is the internet. I think I'm addicted. Texting is a close second.

Christine said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/nomorecages87/status/2172466812

Christine said...

I follow your blog.

justicecw said...

Definately the internet! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a blog follower. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2173787850
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

chazvgo said...

I couldn't live without my Blackberry, I don't know how I survived before I had it. Thanks :)

Mandy said...

Internet, definitely

f.lillia@gmail.com

Cynthya said...

The internet, but not just any internet--has to be high speed wireless internet access. :)

Betty C said...

I love the internet. Any time I have a question I turn first to the internet. I may have to go elsewhere for an answer with credible sources, but I always get my start online.

Mishia said...

I love the internet and email!

purango said...

The internet is also my favorite technology. I love surfing it. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

my favorite is the internet too i cant miss a day

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/2177816513

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965
kathy pease

Bonnie in FL said...

I would say the internet but a close second is my GPS unit I love it

Jason said...

Thanking you for posting such a wonderful contest. I love the Internet, but mainly use Facebook, Blogging and Twitter.~ Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

Leslie R said...

Well, until about a week ago I would've sneered at anyone who said their cell phone was a must-have. But, my old basic phone died and I bought a G1 (Google) phone, and I can't put it down. When our electricity went out during a storm, I was able to follow the radar and tornado warnings from the phone. When I'm up late at night waiting for my sweetie to get home from work, I can play Solitaire or a Boggle-like game right from bed. It's the handiest, dandiest thing I've ever owned.

Thanks!
shmoopie13(at)yahoo(dot)com

Annie said...

Monday (final) Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2181413604


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Heather said...

Internet and iphone

Jinxy and Me said...

I would also say the internet, but I love my Blackberry because I can access the internet on it!

Jinxy and Me said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/2186070562

Anonymous said...

Internet!

monica_crss@yahoo.com

dvice said...

I love my Tivo

kerri69 said...

I would have to say tivo also it is so wonderful to be able to fast foward commercials and als watch youre movies later and record 2 shows at once i love it!