ABOUT THE BOOK: The Obama Identity follows Higgy and his team as they travel all over the world—from Chicago to Mombasa to Honolulu to Jakarta and St. Petersburg, Russia—and encounter Birthers and Bushes, Katie Couric and Muslim clerics. Along their hilarious and madcap journey, Higgy and his crack operatives discover startling secrets about the 44th president of the United States—a man some call “The Chosen One” and others refer to as “an Obamanation.” “Higgy,” his boss whispered in his ear, “the CIA has a top-secret, off-the-books domestic spying operation in which we keep tabs on our most ambitious presidential hopefuls. I want you to do a complete workup on Barack Hussein Obama. Where was he born? Is he a Muslim? Is he a socialist? Who is behind him? And what is Obama’s real agenda.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edward Klein Edward Klein is a well-known writer and editor with a distinguished career in American journalism. After serving an apprenticeship as a copy boy for the New York Daily News, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which awarded him a traveling fellowship to Japan. There, he learned to speak Japanese and traveled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. Upon his return to New York, he joined Newsweek, where he became foreign editor and then assistant managing editor with jurisdiction over foreign and military affairs. From Newsweek, he joined The New York Times. As editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, he led this flagship publication of the Sunday Times to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history. Since leaving The Times, Edward Klein has written many articles for Vanity Fair and other national magazines. For Parade, he wrote “Walter Scott’s Personality Parade,” the most widely read column in the English language. His nonfiction books have all appeared on The New York Times Bestseller List. They include ALL TOO HUMAN THE LOVE STORY OF JACK AND JACKIE KENNEDY ; JUST JACKIE HER PRIVATE YEARS; THE KENNEDY CURSE; FAREWELL JACKIE; THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY; and KATIE THE REAL STORY. His latest book, TED KENNEDY THE DREAM THAT NEVER DIED, was published by Crown in May. Edward Klein is also a novelist. He is the co-author of IF ISRAEL LOST THE WAR and the author of THE PARACHUTISTS. He and his wife, Dolores Barrett, a well-known public relations consultant in the field of fashion and style, live in New York City and Ghent, N.Y.