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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:32 PM

Remembering a President Who Knows How to Read: Obama's 2019 Reading list.

We may compare this with the functional illiterate currently in the White House.

Obama's 2019 list of favorite books:



"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power" by Shoshana Zuboff
"The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company" by William Dalrymple
"Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee" by Casey Cep
"Girl, Woman, Other" by Bernardine Evaristo
"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present" by David Treuer
"How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy" by Jenny Odell
"Lost Children Archive" by Valeria Luiselli
"Lot: Stories" by Bryan Washington
"Normal People" by Sally Rooney
"The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson
"The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom
"Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" by Patrick Radden Keefe
"Solitary" by Albert Woodfox
"The Topeka School" by Ben Lerner
"Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion" by Jia Tolentino
"Trust Exercise" by Susan Choi
"We Live in Water: Stories" by Jess Walter


https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/28/politics/barack-obama-2019-favorite-books-list-trnd/index.html

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NNadir Dec 2019 OP
Ohiogal Dec 2019 #1
SallyHemmings Dec 2019 #2
Gothmog Dec 2019 #3
MuseRider Dec 2019 #4
NNadir Dec 2019 #5
MuseRider Dec 2019 #6

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:45 PM

1. How I miss him.

It seems like forever since we had a thoughtful and intelligent person in the WH.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:08 PM

2. Well we know sh*t for brains

...doesnít have a reading list.

It would be funny, if he didnít have access to the codes.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:04 PM

3. I miss having a real POTUS

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:13 PM

4. The list made big news here

in the city I live close to. The Topeka School. I have yet to read this but plan on putting it on my list once my library gets enough copies.

An interesting list from an interesting man.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:25 PM

5. In Kansas? Wow! Many of us tend to think, simplistically, that everyone in Kansas is...

...Trumpers, but of course, we're being bigoted and wrong when we think that.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 03:57 PM

6. The home of the Koch brothers

we were their trial state, started in here in the 80's that I remember and they have destroyed so much. No one was watching then and they got away with so much. We were always pretty Republican but not as much to the Right as now. They also started in on Colorado around that time. At the moment we are climbing out of the destruction of Brownback and his buddy Lafer. It is making some difference as people see the recovery and that it is still being fought by our outrageously R legislature. Our D governor is a good woman, a woman I know and she is loving the job and because she loves it she is climbing out of the pit as she discovers what all happened here.

We went for T sadly and I think the polls still show him winning here but we will see what happens once things get moving this next year.

EDIT to add, Ben is from Topeka, that is part of is.

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