Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Onion’s ‘Autobiography’ of Biden Published
Biden during fiscal cliff negations on Dec. 31. (Drew Angerer/Getty)
Capping off what has been an eventful week for Joe Biden, the satirical newspaper The Onion published an “autobiography” of the vice president in e-book form, released Friday. Called The President of Vice, the e-book maintains the same voice as its extensive coverage of Biden, who has starred in some of the newspaper’s most famous parodies over the years. The satirical publication once doctored a photo of Biden washing a Trans-Am shirtless in the White House driveway, which the vice president weighed in on later, saying he has washed cars shirtless, but “at least The Onion could have me washing a Trans-Am convertible.” The authors of the book will participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything on Friday afternoon.