Man publishes book of 200 blank pages: ‘Everything Obama Knows About The Economy’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

It didn’t take very long for Jimmy Moncrief to put together his new 200-page book, “Everything Obama Knows About The Economy.”

Every page of the book is blank.

The 30-year-old banker from Chattanooga, Tenn., told The Daily Caller in an interview that he’s sold hundreds of copies of his gag gift to Christmas shoppers since it was released several weeks ago.

“Initially, I made 100 of them just because I figured I had enough friends and family to kind of give out as gifts,” Moncrief said. “But what happened was when I got a hundred, I sold them all within a week or two.”

Moncrief said the book was inspired by a similar gag book from Sheridan Simove, who wrote a 200-page bestselling collection of blank pages called: “What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex.”

He self-published the book and sells it on Amazon and on his website. He describes the book as “a humorous talking point” that “can also be used very effectively as a notebook.” A couple cigar shops in Chattanooga are also carrying them, Moncrief said.

“Where I live, there’s just so much hatred for Obama,” said Moncrief, an independent voter who says he doesn’t support any GOP candidate this cycle.

“I like capitalism so I was like, ‘how can I make money off this.’ It’s just a funny gift, you know? I just wanted to get people to laugh,” he said.

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