Ummm…yeah…there’s a REALLY good resource that I can’t recommend enough — my book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, which is available for both the Kindle and the Nook and is a straight-up bargain at just $4.95. Thanks for giving me a perfectly good reason to plug it. Now, go buy a copy for you, your family, your friends, and at least a dozen complete strangers, please.
If nothing else, get a copy because of the awesome cover art designed by the lovely and talented Betsy:
No, is that a thing? I can’t keep up with you crazy kids and your technology.
I’ll look into the Android platform, but since I haven’t plugged it in a while, my book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, featuring over 350 pages of remarkable, candid quotes from our Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity is still available for just $6.99! From George Washington to Barack Obama (and even including Confederate President Jefferson Davis), Tributes and Trash Talk is packed with comments that are insightful, poignant, funny, bitter, shocking, and often downright mean-spirited.
You can get Tributes and Trash Talk instantly via Amazon for your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone. If you don’t have a Kindle, that’s no problem! You can download the Kindle app for your iPad or iPhone right now for absolutely free and THEN buy my book.
Buy your copy of Tributes and Trash Talk today and, as an added bonus, I’ll be your friend at no extra charge.
A sweet book and friendship for just $6.99? What in the blue hell are you waiting for?!
I would like to take a moment to confirm that the rumors are true: Yes, today, January 20th, is my birthday (or, as the cool kids like to call it, my “birfday”). I appreciate all of the nice birthday messages that I’ve already received through Tumblr, Facebook, and/or e-mail. I’d also like to compliment President Obama for cleverly (and graciously) deciding to be officially sworn in for his second term today at noon in a low-key event and postponing the ceremonial Inauguration Day activities until tomorrow so that he would not be overshadowed by my very special day.
Now, I’m sure that many of you are looking at your computer or your phone right now and thinking, “Goddamn, I really love Anthony Bergen. How could I possibly pay back my all-time favorite Presidential historian with a birthday gift that would show my appreciation for everything that he’s ever done for me?” Don’t worry — many people feel the same exact way today, so you are not alone.
However, I am more than happy to share my stories with all of you and your support is the best possible gift that I could ever receive. So, instead, I want you to do something for yourself today. Instead of the $50-to-$500 that you intended to spend on me (and with good reason), I want you to spend $6.99 on yourself — the very best $6.99 you’ll ever spend. For my birthday, I want you to buy YOURSELF a copy of my recently-released book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, a candid look at how each of our Presidents was thought of by their peers in the world’s most exclusive fraternity. Over 350 pages of brilliant, poignant, funny, mean-spirited, contradictory, and petty quotes by American Presidents about every President from George Washington to Barack Obama, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis. For just $6.99, not only can you get a copy of my book instantly, but it’s a perfect opportunity to treat yourself on my birthday.
You can get Tributes and Trash Talk immediately and start reading it this morning. If you have a Kindle, iPad, or iPhone, my book is available right now via Amazon. Those of you who don’t have an actual Kindle device can download Amazon’s Kindle app for your iPad or iPhone for FREE and then read my book. For those who have a NOOK, Tributes and Trash Talk is available just as instantly and at the same low price of $6.99 via Barnes & Noble.
I’d have the most wonderful birthday if my wonderful readers (that would be you) bought themselves a copy of Tributes and Trash Talk today! I’d love to see 20 books sold today. Get yourself a copy of the book, for your sake and for mine. You won’t be disappointed!
For almost five years, I have found a home here on Tumblr for a passion that I have always had — writing about history, particularly the history of our country’s Presidents and Presidency. Dead Presidents began as a place for me to post essays that I never though others would read, and grew into a site that thousands of history-lovers just like me read every day. I’ve been able to share the stories that I love, interact with others who share my interests, and answer thousands of questions in a way that I hope my readers find entertaining, informative, fun, and, even educational.
That is why I have been so excited this week to present my first book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other. I have been working on several projects and Tributes and Trash Talk is the first to be ready for release, and I’ve been so proud to put it on sale this week. I don’t expect the book to make me rich — if I did, I wouldn’t sell over 350 pages for just $6.99. What it is, I hope, is the beginning of a new phase where I enhance Dead Presidents with several upcoming book projects. In order to do this in a way to make each new book bigger than the last, I ask for your support, and I thank those of you who have already given it.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to pick it up yet, you can get Tributes and Trash Talk, a fun collection of remarkable quotes by our Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity, right now for just $6.99. If you have a Kindle, iPhone, or iPad, you can get the book, which features every President from George Washington to Barack Obama, instantly from Amazon. For those of you with the NOOK device, you download my book right now from Barnes & Noble. And you don’t need a Kindle or NOOK to read Tributes and Trash Talk. You can download the Kindle app from Amazon for FREE and use it to read my book on your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, or your desktop. I’m old-fashioned and not a big fan of e-books, either, butTributes and Trash Talk looks great on all platforms and it’s a bargain for what it contains!
Thank you all for your continued support of Dead Presidents and I look forward to sharing more of my projects with you in the coming months!
I totally understand. I love having a book in my hand and being able to flip through the pages and seeing it up on my bookshelves (or, in stacks of books on my floor since I fill up my shelves so quickly). It’s tough to love an e-book.
Unfortunately, there are no plans right now for printed copies of Tributes and Trash Talk. Believe me, I’d love to have it available in every possible way and I’m working hard to have my next book available in print and in e-book format. But, this first edition of Tributes and Trash Talk will only be available as an e-book. My plan is to update the book every year or two, so I hope to see it in print sometime in the future.
If you don’t have an actual Kindle or NOOK device, there is the option of downloading Amazon’s FREE Kindle app for your phone, your tablet, or your laptop/desktop (Mac or PC). I know it’s not the same as having a book in your hands, but Tributes and Trash Talklooks pretty good when you read it via that free app. You can even read it through your browser after downloading the Kindle app and buying the book.
Many of you asked about it yesterday, so I’m happy to report that my new book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, is now available for sale for your NOOK device via Barnes & Noble. The book features over 350 pages of remarkable quotes (ranging from insightful and poignant to hilarious and downright mean-spirited) by American Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity. Every President from George Washington to Barack Obama is represented, and I even included what some of the Presidents thought about their Confederate counterpart, Jefferson Davis. I’m proud of the collection that I’ve put together in Tributes and Trash Talk and think that you will enjoy it, too. And, at just $6.99, it’s a bargain for the information and entertainment you’ll get from the book! So, if you’re a NOOK user, you can get the book instantly from Barnes & Noble’s website.
Of course, if you don’t have a NOOK, you can still get Tributes and Trash Talk just as quickly and easily for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad via Amazon. If you don’t have an e-reader, you can still get my book. Just download the Kindle app for FREE for your phone, your tablet, your laptop, or your desktop and then you can make Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other the first book in your e-library!
One last note: I want to sincerely thank everybody who has supported this book and this blog in any way. When I chose to publish Tributes and Trash Talk this way, I did so because I know how loyal and supportive my followers have always been here on Tumblr. I recognized that I was fortunate enough to have a built-in audience that I felt would support a book release. I have not been disappointed. Thanks to everyone who has bought a book already and to those of you who are planning on doing so. I’m also thankful to those of you who reblogged my posts about the book, shared it on Facebook or Twitter, and said kind things about me when doing so. I genuinely appreciate it. There will be more book releases like this from me and, as in this case, whenever I am able to control the price, I will strive to always make my books affordable to show how grateful I am to my readers.
Seriously, thank you.
(Oh, and go ahead and buy more copies of Tributes and Trash Talk.)
I’m not sure if I mentioned it or not tonight, but I wrote a book that you can purchase and begin reading instantly. Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other is a fascinating collection of remarkable, candid, insightful, and sometimes downright mean-spirited and nasty quotes by the Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity.
For just $6.99, you’ll find over 350 pages of American Presidents talking about their predecessors and successors, from George Washington to Barack Obama. You’ll even find quotes by the Presidents about Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Any fan of Dead Presidents or history will enjoy Tributes and Trash Talk. You can buy my book right now from Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad. It’s Christmas, so purchase Tributes and Trash Talk for the history buff in your family, or buy it for yourself because you deserve it! Or buy it for Rudolph’s cross-eyed ass and his goofy red nose or for all those ghetto things that nobody wants to play with from the Island of Misfit Toys. Get Tributes and Trash Talk right now and see how many different Presidents refer to Richard Nixon as a “son of a bitch”! This book is such a bargain at $6.99 that I’m going to buy a copy for myself even though I wrote it!
Oh, and check out Betsy Dye’s badass cover art for Tributes and Trash Talk — yet another reason to buy the book RIGHT NOW: