Happy 60th Birthday Vladimir Putin!

To Vladimir Putin on his 60th birthday,

My birthday wish for you is to stir up controversy and drama wherever you go this year. Why? Because it’s good for my book. I understand you have many things on your plate…Syria, Iran, China and that pesky United States…but what I’d love to see you capitalize on is your eccentricity, bizarre and offhanded comments and spreading that overall feeling of terror all over the world. Keep on doing whatever you’re doing to maintain the international spotlight. I’m supporting you from afar. Happy 60th birthday!

Best wishes, Jennifer Ciotta (author of I, Putin – Vladimir Putin novel)