How to read like Obama: 10 books beloved by the Bookworm-In-Chief

The outgoing prez recently said he unwinds with a book every night, so we compiled a few of his favourites (if the leader of the free world has time, we probably do too).

Last week, between delivering a farewell address and fretting for the future of mankind, President Barack Obama sat down with New York Times chief book critic Michiko Kakutani for an in-depth discussion on what reading has meant to him—as a boy, as a man and as a president. In short: a whole lot. Obama explained that books brought him comfort, companionship, wisdom, perspective and even the occasional escape from his grueling schedule. As America prepares to say goodbye to its Reader In Chief (safe to say the new guy isn’t exactly a book worm), here is a list of Obama’s favourite reads.

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