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Thursday, September 21, 7:30 PM
David Litt presents Thanks Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years
In conversation with Sopan Deb
David Litt presents his comic, coming-of-age memoir of his years spent working as a speechwriter for Barack Obama and his reflection on President Obama’s legacy in the age of Trump. In Thanks, Obama, Litt takes us inside his eight years in the White House, where at age 24 he became one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, Litt was the president's go-to writer for comedy, including the White House Correspondents’ Dinner speeches. Full of hilarious stories and told in a truly original voice, Thanks, Obama is an exciting debut about what it means – personally, professionally, and politically – to grow up. Litt talks about his memoir and the presidentila milieu with New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb, who covered the 2016 election as a campaign embed.