The Obama Diaries

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The Obama Diaries
The Obama Diaries.jpg
AuthorLaura Ingraham
CountryUnited States
PublisherThreshold Editions
Publication date
July 13, 2010
Media typeHardback

The Obama Diaries is a book written by Laura Ingraham and published by Simon & Schuster on July 13, 2010. It reached the number 1 position on the New York Times Best Seller list published August 1, 2010, staying at number 2 for approximately one month after that.[1][2]

Fiction or non-fiction[edit]

Whether or not the book is classified as a work of fiction or non-fiction is disputed;[3][4][5] the New York Times and USA Today classified it as non-fiction on their Best Seller list, but make the clear distinction that it is satire, and therefore more spurious than fact.[5][6]


  1. ^ "New York Times Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction". New York Times. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  2. ^ Google Books: The Obama Diaries. Google Books. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ Hoover, Bob (2010-08-16). "Politics on parade in books, even during summer". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  4. ^ "NYT book editor defends putting 'Obama Diaries' on non-fiction list". Poynter Online. 2010-08-03. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  5. ^ a b Schuessler, Jennifer (2010-08-06). "Inside the List". New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  6. ^ "USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS". Associated Press. 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2 September 2010.[dead link]

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