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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRemember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? David Litt does. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years - and charts a path forward in the age of Trump. More than any other presidency, Barack Obama's eight years in the White House were defined by young people - twenty-somethings who didn't have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter) , yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. David Litt was one of those twenty-somethings. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Until leaving the White House in 2016, he wrote on topics from healthcare to climate change to criminal justice reform.

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David Litt

Two weeks after David Litt graduated college in 2008, he drove to Ohio to join the Obama campaign. In 2011, at 24 years old, he was hired as a White House speechwriter.

For the next four and a half years, he wrote speeches for President Obama. Along with remarks for policy addresses and political rallies, he was the lead writer on four White House Correspondents' Dinners, the so-called "State of the Union of jokes."

After leaving the White House in 2016, he became the head writer at Funny Or Die DC. In addition to his memoir, "Thanks, Obama," his writing has appeared in print and online for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The Onion.

David lives in Washington, DC with his fiancé, Jacqui, and their goldfish, Florence and Duane.

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