Time to rally up the book club.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama knows a thing or two about noteworthy books. In fact, he often turned to them for solace during his presidency. “The ability to slow down and get perspective, along with the ability to get in somebody else’s shoes — those two things have been invaluable to me,” Obama said of his love for reading in a New York Times interview in 2017. Post-presidency, Obama is still an avid reader, and he’s even here with some recs.
In a Facebook post shared over the weekend, Obama spotlighted a handful of non-fiction books on topics like economics and political philosophy (you know, books to feed your brain), writing, “I’m often asked what I’m reading, watching, and listening to, so I thought I might share a short list from time to time. There’s so much good writing and art and variety of thought out there these days that this is by no means comprehensive — like many of you, I’ll miss The Americans — but here’s what I’ve been reading lately.”
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Scroll through to see Obama’s book recommendations, and then call up your book club, because these aren’t ones to miss.