Obama’s summer reading list

When does a President have time to read?!?  Honestly.  Does he have his assistants read the books and give him notes on them? Or does he just not sleep.

The Way Home by George Pelecanos, a crime thriller based in Washington, D.C.;
Lush Life by Richard Price, a story of race and class set in New York’s Lower East Side;
• Tom Friedman’s Hot, Flat, and Crowded, on the benefits to America of an environmental revolution;
John Adams by David McCullough;
Plainsong by Kent Haruf, a drama about the life of eight different characters living in a Colorado prairie community.

The thing is, the McCullough and Friedman books, were ones I assumed people bought but never read.  The look nice on a coffee table or on a shelf. 

The two crime thrillers are excellent calls (coincidentally, both were writers for HBO’s The Wire).  And I’ve never heard of the last one.

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