Author signing 'Barack Obama in His Own Words' at Fish, Blue Bicycle

Can't make it to D.C. for Barack Obama's inauguration? Well, then celebrate his first day of work.

King Street restaurant Fish is doing a "special hors d'oeuvres and drinks menu" and hosting a book signing by the author of "Barack Obama in His Own Words," Lisa Rogak.

Rogak describes the experience of giving a signed copy of her book to Obama:
Because I live in New Hampshire, the primary season essentially last for four years. I’ve served as editor for short quote books for past (and one potential) presidential candidates: Colin Powell, Howard Dean, and Barack Obama. I never met any of them until May 2007, when I was fortunate enough to attend a dinner where Obama was the keynote speaker. I planned to give him a copy of my book.

The receiving line to shake his hand moved relatively quickly. I had already signed a copy of my book for him that said “Thanks for letting me live inside your brain for a few weeks in order to write this.” I got up to him, shook his hand, and handed him the book. He immediately looked around for a pen.

I said, “No, I signed this for you, I wrote this book.” He looked at the book, then at my nametag, and said, “You don’t know how many times I’ve signed this book for people.”

The event is Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Fish is located at 442 King Street in downtown Charleston.

You can get a few more details over at Upper King Charleston.

Rogak will also be at at Blue Bicycle Books on January 17th, to sign three of her best selling bios, Barack Obama In His Own Words, A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein, and Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King.