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Barack Wins a Grammy

Barack Wins a Grammy

I’m not watching the Grammys.. mainly because I dont have a TV in an effort to write my thesis (though the internet seems to have just doubled in use as a result) but also because they are usually a boring 3 hours with a few small moments of entertainment. However, I did take a look see at the grammy’s website to see what has won in those seemingly thousands of categories they don’t announce during the telecast. Besides some welcome Amy Winehouse love, one notable category popped out:

Category 79

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream
Barack Obama
[Random House Audio]

Maya Angelou
[Random House Audio]

Giving: How Each Of Us Can Change The World
Bill Clinton
[Random House Audio]

Sunday Mornings In Plains: Bringing Peace To A Changing World
Jimmy Carter
[Simon & Schuster Audio]

Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself
Alan Alda
[Random House Audio]

Barack beat two former presidents (including his wife’s first lady rival), Hawkeye and freakin’ Maya Angelou. If that ain’t momentum..

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