New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. 189pp. 24mo. Original red printed pictorial card covers. Minor wear. Signed on the title page by Ladybird Johnson. In a custom clamshell box. Very good plus. Item #396
Fourth printing of this work, a parody on Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book, filled instead with pithy, down-home quotes from President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The half title bears the quote, “Don’t spit in the soup. We’ve all got to eat,” and the ending quote is “I’m the only President you’ve got.” The text is divided into themed sections such as “Arduous Struggle,” “Unworthy Other Party,” “Benign Despotism,” “Contagious Optimism,” and “White Man’s Burden.” Not an uncommon work, this copy is particularly interesting for being autographed by the First Lady.