A masterful blend of political satire and edgy social
commentary, here is a wildly entertaining trip through
recent American history and into the impending future. An
incisive look at how we love and hate our political
leaders, and how they love and hate us back, The X
President touches the very heart of what it means to be
president—and what a president means to America.
It is the year 2055 and America is entangled in a
devastating world war—and losing badly. As the threat of
homeland invasion grows stronger, the United States is
desperate to change the tide, anyway it can.
Enter Sal Hayden, official biographer of a former president
known as BC, now 109 years old and all but forgotten.
Charismatic, controversial, and always willing to feel
another person's pain, BC's political career, like his
personal life, is marked by both uncanny triumphs and key
blunders—some of which may have doomed the U.S. to defeat.
Recording his story has not always been easy, but it has
been straightforward. That is, until the day Sal is asked
to rewrite it—and not just on the page. For Sal will be
granted a biographer's most fantastic dream, one that will
thrust her into the greatest moral dilemma of her life—and
the world's most daring, dangerous, and spectacular spin
job. . . .