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Clinton reads book blogs

One of our favorite book blogs, the L.A. Times‘ Jacket Copy, appears to have fans from all walks of life, including former U.S. presidents. This morning, blogger Carolyn Kellogg posted a handwritten note from the “Office of William J. Clinton,” in which Mr. Clinton took the time to gently correct her on a small error in an earlier post. From Kellogg:

I have no idea where he finds the time to read a book blog. I’m just a blogger and I can barely find time to do laundry.

But read it he did. How do I know for sure? Because he offered a correction: His dinner with Bill Styron was in 1994, not 1999. Thanks, Mr. President. It’s fixed now.

The main part of his note was to let me know what he’s been reading lately. And I think that he wouldn’t mind if I share that list with you. Here’s a list of books Bill Clinton has been reading lately, from his own pen:

1. Steven Johnson’s “The Invention of Air” and “The Ghost Map,” esp. #1
2. Tom Zoellner’s “Uranium”
3. Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers,” his best book.
4. John Bogle’s “Enough”
5. Selden Edwards’ “The Little Book”
6. Richard North Patterson’s “Eclipse”
7. Andrew Greeley’s “The Cardinal Sins” (now almost 30 years old)


August 13th, 2009

1:31 pm


Tagged with: Bill Clinton, Jacket Copy