While we await the ending of one Presidency and the beginning of the next, let me draw your attention to an article in the New York Times that describes the importance of books in President Obama’s life and in his presidency.
The article provides a unique (and I think) wonderful insight into the character, intelligence, intellectual curiosity, and thoughtfulness of Barack Obama. It’s an interview more revealing than that of any other president that I can recall in my lifetime. Whether or not you like him or his politics, this interview provides us a glimpse into a centered individual who has found a way to bring a balance to his life, to his family, and to one of the hardest jobs in the world.
First read the article:
Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books
And if you want to know even more, you can also read the ‘lightly edited’ transcript of the interview:
Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him
For those MillersTime readers who spend a portion of their lives with books, you’ll find much of interest in this article and no doubt a few books to add to your reading list for the coming year.