CONTEST: What Is Barack Obama Reading?

CONTEST: What Is Barack Obama Reading?-photo

UPDATE: A day after Celebuzz presented the world with vacation photos of Barack Obama and his family in Hawaii, we have a burning question:

What is the name of the book Obama is holding in his right hand?

So now we're turning the mystery over to our readers. The first registered Celebuzz user to find out what the book is and post a link in comments—think Amazon, Borders, the author's website, etc.—will receive $100.

Hey, see that? Obama's already generating extra income in a tough economy. Who couldn't use a hundred extra clams at the holidays?

Remember, you must register with Celebuzz before posting your answer in the comments section (that way we can know where to send your 100 bucks).

So sign up, happy hunting and good luck!


President-elect Barack Obama began a 13-day vacation in his home state of Hawaii on Sunday as he prepares to take over the United States Presidency on January 20, 2009.

And Celebuzz exclusively has nearly 40 historical photos of the incoming Commander in Chief beach-combing with his family.  Check out the Obamas on their first official vacation since Dad was elected to the oval office!

Obama, 47, and his wife Michelle, 44, have been enjoying their break by working out, playing golf and ordering local cuisine, reports the Washington Post.

But from the looks of it, this isn't exactly the first time Barack has taken to work out. Wearing black shorts and sunglasses, the 44th President was sporting some serious abs as he caught some rays with his wife at an oceanfront estate in Kailua.

Michelle, wrapped in a colorful Hawaiian floral print towel, watched over daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, as they played on the grounds of the estate.

Barack's half-sister Maya, 37, joined them.

At one point the President-elect put on a gray T-shirt and stepped back indoors holding a book and an orange towel. Can you tell what he's reading?

The Post notes that the Obamas will be joined by some of their close friends from Chicago over Christmas. This is probably the safest holiday destination around—judging by that security detail.

Check out the full gallery of Obama family photos to see 37 shots of how Time magazine's person of the year is unwinding before taking over the nation!



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  • Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    Andrew Yu-Jen Wang

    Speaking of Barack Obama: Barack Obama is a racial-minority individual, and in his heart and mind he inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush. George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog). George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes. And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention. Many people know what Bush did. And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world. Bush was absolute evil. Bush is now like a fugitive from justice. Bush is a psychological prisoner. Bush has a lot to worry about. Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time. In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy. Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996 Messiah College, Grantham, PA Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993 “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG ______________________ I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

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  • sfdjkl

    Morons, it was a cynical portrayal of all the super libs that criticize every single thing Bush ever did while he was in office. Get used to it.

  • whbiii

    The book is "Younger Next Year" by Chris Crowley. Here is the link that the contest asks for, courtesy of

  • allanthekind

    I am pretty sure that book is Travels Along the Yellow River by I. P. Phreely. Please send me my $100!

  • xkriccix

    He's reading "Younger Next Year" by Chris Crowley.