A Presidential Novel
Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451625967, 368pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
The truth only fiction can tell.
This 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.
The author was raised in the Bay Area. She started her first media company at age eighteen while attending Long Beach State University. Soon after, she launched and sold a social networking site geared toward moms and began a social media agency, working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Mothering, and iVillage.com, where her satirical pieces on parenting and politics have often gone viral. In May 2012, she created Honest Toddler, a character based on her youngest child. She lives with her family outside of Montreal.
O: A Presidential Novel gives a fictionalized portrayal of the 2012 elections, but the decision to publish anonymously raises concerns about the motivations for leaving a name off the title page. More at NPR.org
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