Saturday, August 29, 2009

What Should Obama Be Reading On Vacation?

The Huffinton Post is running the following article where people can vote on what the President should be reading on vacation.

In addition to golf, tennis, and catching up with his family, Obama will be setting aside a substantial amount of reading time, according to Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton.

The White House has released Obama's reading list for the week, which at 2,300 pages is a large amount for anyone to get through in a week, even the former editor of the Harvard Law Review. On the reading list:

--Tom Friedman's Hot, Flat and Crowded

--David McCullough's John Adams

--Richard Price's Lush Life

--Kent Haruf's Plain Song

--George Pelecanos's The Way Home

A book can open our minds to different perspectives and transform the way we think, which is why putting just one book atop Obama's reading pile could have far reaching effects -- something Hugo Chavez was keenly aware of when he shoved Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent into Obama's hands in April. The book is noticeably absent from the list above.

Given the impact that the right book can have, HuffPost wants to hear what you would pick for Obama to read on the Vineyard this week. Just click on the "Participate" button below, upload a picture of the book you think Obama needs to read, and give us the rationale for your choice in the description section

There article is showing the top 80 books that people have added/voted for. What I want to know is how Atlas Shrugged DID NOT make the list!! Come on. Besides being the best book of all time it eerily serves as a prophet-esque roadmap of what we have been going through as a nation. Hat tip to The Daily Dish for directing me to this article.

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