Dan, better known as the infamous @MayorEmanuel, debuted his book The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel on Tuesday. @MayorEmanuel once tweeted: “Tweedy’s being pissy because he doesn’t want to play any Black Eyed Peas songs. What the fuck? People love that shit.”
Last February, The Atlantic revealed that Punk Planet founder Dan Sinker was the genius behind the fake twitter account @mayoremanuel.
The Atlantic reported:
"If that seems like a lot of fuss over a Twitter account, you probably haven't been following @MayorEmanuel. The profane, brilliant stream of tweets not only may be the most entertaining feed ever created, but it pushed the boundaries of the medium, making Twitter feel less like a humble platform for updating your status and more like a place where literature could happen. Never deviating too far from the reality of the race itself, @MayorEmanuel wove deep, hilarious stories. It was next-level digital political satire and caricature, but over the months the account ran, it became much more. By the end, the stream resembled an epic, allusive ode to the city of Chicago itself, yearning and lyrical. [...] The genius behind @MayorEmanuel is Dan Sinker, who has a heart made out of Chicago and balls of punk rock."
Video captured by Time Out Chicago.