Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the UK tomorrow (13th July), John Murray has revealed it is publishing a book of the US president's "tweet highlights" in partnership with Comedy Central's "The Daily Show".
Trump's "presidential Twitter library" was originally a pop-up museum masterminded by the satirical news show, launched in New York in June last year, drawing 7,500 visitors over the course of just one opening weekend. The physical library subsequently travelled to Chicago, and to the West Coast over three consecutive weekends in San Francisco and Los Angeles, earning praise from the Washington Post and Huffington Post as a "smash hit" and "the most impressive satire of the current administration to date".
It is now publishing in book form as an "exhibition catalogue", The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. Featuring both favourites from the phsyical library and new exhibits, it has been authored and curated by the writers of "The Daily Show" and is complemented by an introduction from Trevor Noah as well as a foreword by Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jon Meacham.
It is slated for publication in time for the Christmas gifting market in September 2018 after publisher Georgina Laycock bought UK, Commonwealth and South Africa rights from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of CAA. In the US it will be published by Spiegel & Grau.
Highlights of the collection include sections devoted to: 'The Masterpieces', in-depth critical appreciations of history's most important Trump tweets from "Very Stable Genius" to "Covfefe" to "Trump Tower Taco Bowl/I Love Hispanics!"; 'The Greatest Battles', recounting @realDonaldTrump's Twitter campaigns against "fellow Republicans, Diet Coke, women generally, and Kristen Stewart specifically"; 'Sad! A Retrospective', a compendium of "the many people, events, and twists of fate that apparently made Donald Trump feel this human emotion"; 'Trumpstradamus', Trump's "amazing 140-character predictions for the future"; and 'The Hall of Nicknames', the greatest of Trump's monikers, from "Lyin' Ted" to "Low I.Q. Crazy Mika".
Anticipating there could well be more classics to come, there will also be a place for readers to add their own future tweet highlights.
Laycock, John Murray publisher, said: "We are very excited to be announcing this book ahead of President Trump’s much anticipated visit to the UK. Finally, his tweets are getting the celebration they deserve."