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The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel

"Every so often, a work of art is created that is so new, so utterly at home in its medium, that you realize that you’ve just witnessed a genuine cultural event. ... The first truly great piece of literature to be produced using this micromedium that's rapidly transforming communication in the digital age."Wired

"The performance and identify of @MayorEmanuel, a fake Twitter account, captured the imagination nearly as much as the real politics. ... The genius behind @MayorEmanuel is Dan Sinker, who has a heart made out of Chicago and balls of punk rock."The Atlantic

When rumors circulated that Rahm Emanuel would enter the Chicago mayor’s race, suddenly the “real” Rahm became overshadowed by a decidedly different Rahm, @MayorEmanuel. Via Twitter, this fake Rahm spun a faux-insider’s story unlike any other—in real time. Garnering a passionate following on Twitter and hailed by the press, @MayorEmanuel’s journey is an entertaining, modern-day anti-hero's quest as he travels a surrealistic Chicago landscape, picking up friends along the way, including advisor David Axelrod, Carl the Intern (a high-school-aged MacGyver), a puppy named Hambone, and a duck named Quaxelrod, to name a few.

The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel takes its reader from the White House to the neighborhoods of Chicago to the very edge of space-time itself. From dancing with a hallucinatory Curtis Mayfield to debating political strategy inside an igloo on the coldest day of the year, @MayorEmanuel struggles against machine politics and his own sanity. Both a surprisingly literary romp as well as an inside peek into an historic mayoral race, The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel is a bold and exciting foray into a new form of participatory, real-time storytelling