The parody Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, launched during Rahm Emanuel‘s bid for mayor of Chicago, is getting a book deal.
Dan Sinker, a college professor at Columbia College, revealed himself to be the author of the account to Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic last month. The account began with a few profanity-laced tweets before turning into maybe the greatest campaign story ever told, finally culminating in Emanuel’s win on February 22, as @MayorEmanuel was sucked into a “MOTHERF–KING TIME VORTEX” and had to say his goodbyes to recurring characters Quaxelrod, Carl the Intern, and Hambone.
Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone will author the book’s forward.
Sinker was asked in an interview with HuffPost if he could confirm that the book was actually happening. “Indeed,” he said, “Hemingway, Annie Proulx, Don Delillo, and @MayorEmanuel–Hey wait a second…”
According to Sinker, the book will come out this summer and will include all of the tweets sent by the account, “with contextual information where necessary.”
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