If you haven't seen it, noted presidential scholar Stephen Hess (who got his start as a speechwriter for Dwight D. Eisenhower) has a new book out, aimed at Barack Obama but shared with the rest of us: What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect. Why am I shamelessly plugging someone else's book? Because he graciously plugs mine: According to Washingtonian, Hess lists White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters among eight books the incoming chief executive should read.
I'm unhappy to report that Obama has not yet been spotted reading either What Do We Do Now or White House Ghosts. Maybe they're on his Christmas list?