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Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 01/10/2011

New details about anonymous Obama novel

By Stephen Lowman

O.jpgA few new details have emerged about “O: A Presidential Novel.” The fictional work is written by an anonymous author and will be released later this month. Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, has kept tight-lipped about the plot and author. But today it released the book’s cover and this description to retail websites:

“O: A Presidential Novel” is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard. The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world - some invented and some real.

As for the author, Simon & Schuster says he or she has “been in the room with Barack Obama and wishes to remain anonymous.”

By Stephen Lowman  | January 10, 2011; 2:00 PM ET
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you call these new details?

Posted by: xlnegro | January 10, 2011 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Hundreds of thousands of people have been in a room with Obama.

Posted by: idontlikeyour | January 10, 2011 10:11 PM | Report abuse

A book of fiction written by someone who was in the same room as the President once.
Could it be that Salahi's want to make a few more dollars.

Posted by: Judy_L | January 10, 2011 10:52 PM | Report abuse

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