Bo Confidential: The Secret Files of America’s First Dog Hardcover – August 11, 2009
by Tom Richmond (Illustrator), The Editors of MAD Magazine (Contributor)
From the moment Barack Obama announced that he would get a dog for his daughters upon winning the White House, the “First Pet” has been at the top of the news cycle. And from the moment Portuguese water dog Bo Obama was officially introduced to the nation—in front of the largest press pool since Queen Elizabeth’s state visit in 2007!— reporters everywhere have been trying to get the scoop on America’s top dog.
Now, through a special loophole in the Freedom of Information Act (apparently dogs aren’t covered), citizens of the world can see the White House in a whole new way! Open the secret files of America’s First Top Dog to get a highly classified and highly entertaining knee-high glimpse of life in the White House, all told in first-pooch point of view.
Following in the rich tradition of such renowned presidential pets as FDR’s Scottish terrier Fala, Harding’s Airedale, George HW Bush’s Millie, and the Clintons’ cat Socks, Bo Obama will surely be making headlines for the next 4-to-8 years!
About the Author
MAD Magazine has been one of the leading satire publications for over 50 years, lampooning politics and culture with an inimitable brand of wit and wisdom that speaks to several generations of fans.
Tom Richmond has been a MAD illustrator since 2000, contributing movie/TV parodies and feature article illustrations. He also operates caricature concessions at venues like Six Flags, Nickelodeon Universe, and more. He has won Reuben Awards in 2006 and 2007, and was named the National Caricaturist Network’s “Caricaturist of the Year” in 1998 and 1999. He lives in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Running Press; English Language edition (August 11, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.2 x 7.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces