His bizarre and comical tweets have made him one of the most popular political leaders on social media and now Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams, plans to release a collection of his most thought provoking online utterances.
The book, titled ‘My Little Book of Tweets’ will contain all Gerry Adams’ best twitticisms and selfies and is expected to go on sale 29 January, priced €8.99 (£6.88).
The 67 year-old is an avid tweeter and has accumulated over 98,600 followers with tweets such as “My favourite rapper is myself” and “In Dáil chamber. Thought I had a pen in my pocket. Discovered it is s tooth brush! Silly me!!!”
My favourite rapper is meself.
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) June 8, 2014
When u come 2 the end of a lollipop. 2 the end. 2 the end of a lollipop. When u come 2 the end of a lollipop. Pop goes ur heart. Xo TGBE. — Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) December 9, 2013
Adams’ has adopted a different approach to social media compared to other political figures, mixing his light hearted comical posts with serious political updates, and the release of his latest book suggests the move has worked well for the Belfast-born public figure.
The listing for the book on the party’s bookshop website says that the tweets by the “well known public figure” have been described as “bizarre, weird and as part of a clever strategy”. The tweets in the compact book have been “selected by the man himself”.
The blurb continues: “His tweets range across the political and the personal, the serious and the humorous, often featuring rubber ducks and teddy bears! This little books shows the lighter side of his personality and allows the reader some insight into his private life. The inevitable selfies are included showing that many years’ experience of politics have taught him not to take himself too seriously!"
My Little Book of Tweets adds to the other 13 titles Adams has released over the years which include An Irish Voice: The Quest for Peace, Who Fears to Speak? and the autobiography Before the Dawn.