Former US President Barack Obama (2009-2017) wrote his autobiographical memoir A Promised Land, the first volume of which will go on sale November 17. At the same time, the author managed to guarantee the excitement of demand for his book, describing the Russian leader in just one sentence. This phrase instantly went viral on the net.
— mattie kahn (@mattiekahn) November 12, 2020
The New York Times published an extensive review of Barack Obama’s book. The reviewer pays special attention to the people described by the author, calling these biographical sketches “masterful in their brevity, insight, and humor.” In particular, Obama spoke about the Russian President as follows: “Vladimir Putin resembles the tough street bosses who used to run the Chicago mafia.”
However, the following description of Putin became viral: “Physically, he was unremarkable.”
Barack Obama, low-key shade queen. pic.twitter.com/7khLMIlCMf
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) November 12, 2020
“I prepared to read all 700-plus pages of this book, based on just this monosyllabic description,” responded to this characterization Matty Kahn, director of culture for the American magazine Glamor. His willingness is shared by many thousands of other commentators on the American segment of social networks, where the book is already available for pre-order for $ 45.