The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams:
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
And so this is the situation we find: a succession of Galactic Presidents who so much enjoy the fun and palaver of being in power that they very rarely notice that they're not.
And somewhere in the shadows behind them — who?Who can possibly rule if no one who wants to do it can be allowed to?
On May 25, 2001, two weeks after Adams' death, his fans organized a tribute known as Towel Day, which has been observed every year since then.
On Towel Day in 2011, Janette Taylor coordinated a world-wide reading of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, whereas people in different cities and countries would read the Hitchhiker's Guide publicly. Janette read in Blue Owl Books, in Nederland that day. My daughter and I listened for a few chapters.
Here is a link to a short Douglas Adams Tribute video.
[Here is a Video Valediction] from Leftover Salmon performing "Aquatic Hitchhiker". [What is a Video Valediction?]