5 Books Obama Should Have Bought Instead of Pop-Up Star Wars


Yesterday, Obama visited Iowa City and stopped by the Prairie Lights bookstore, expressing to the public how the now-passed health care plan will help small businesses. He pretended he was there for Karl Rove’s memoir and owner Jan Weissmiller responded: “We believe in freedom of expression so we have to carry the book.” Instead of buying Rover and Mitt Romney’s latest, he went for the following:

1. The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell

2. Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibotson

3. Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart

That’s right. Star Wars: A Pop Up Guide to the Galaxy. Sure, our geeky Commander-in-Chief claimed that he “purchased it for a friend.” He probably ordered the special edition hardcover on Amazon. We began thinking, “Well, what other books should he have picked up?” This is what we came up with.

Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader by Joe Hilley

For kindling. Or for material to laugh at while seated at the dinner table.

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) by Stephenie Meyer

Even Barack Obama has a teenage girl on the inside.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Even Barack Obama has a middle-aged woman on the inside.

Lies the Government Told You by Andrew P. Napolitano

In order to not bring Myth, Power, and Deception to the current administration. Or to try not to, at least.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

A guide? What Obama should aspire to do next, you know, after signing that health-care plan.