How to Be President

How to Be President

by Stephen P. Williams




You’ve won the election and you wake up on your first day in the White House—Where’s the bathroom? How do you get breakfast? Where do you sit at a cabinet meeting? When can you use Air Force One? This essential,  illustrated employee manual explains the real nuts and  bolts of being the President of the United States. Learn:

  • How to read a teleprompter
  • How to greet foreign dignitaries
  • How to light the White House Christmas tree
  • How to get laundry done
  • How to have a pizza delivered to the Oval Office

…and other need-to-know information, including  benefits, vacation days, and the perks and duties of  the world’s toughest job.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811864411
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen P. Williams has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Martha Stewart Living. He lives in New York City.

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Presidential Freebies
As President, you are entitled to a number of White House freebies and perquisites, including:
-Ballpoint pens
-Personalized stationary
-64 TV channels provided by District Cablevision; unlimited channels via White House satellite receivers.
-High-speed Internet access
-Toothbrush cups displaying the Presidential Seal
-Valet and housekeeping services
-Commander-in-chief terrycloth bathrobe
-Unlimited periodical and newspaper subscriptions
-All meals
-First-run and yet-to-be-released movies, as well as older movies, free of charge by the Motion Picture Association of America
-Wake-up service
-Local and international calls
-Nightly bedspread turndown service
-Unlimited mints and hard candy
Deodorant, hair spray, toothpaste, and other personal, non-medical items are your responsibility.

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How to Be President 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ALincolnNut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This little book is an amusing little diversion into the world of the life of the president. In short little bursts, the author answers vexing questions -- everything from making life and death decisions in the Situation Room to ordering take out food. Some of the information in the book is likely accurate; some of it is also clearly meant as a joke.There are other serious books about the day to day aspects of presidential life. But for amusement, none top this tongue-in-cheek overview.