WASHINGTON (CNN) – What's President Obama reading these days?
In an interview for the upcoming issue of the New York Times magazine, the president said he's grown tired of briefing books and has been spending his evenings with Joseph O'Neill's 2008 novel "Netherland."
The acclaimed book, published last May, tells the story of Hans van den Broek, a Dutch financial analyst living in lower Manhattan who grows increasingly alienated from his wife following the September 11 attacks. During their separation, the main character spends a summer alone in New York and strikes up a friendship with a wily Trinidadian businessman named Chuck, who helps Hans re-discover his childhood love of cricket.
Reviewers likened the book to the Great Gatsby after its release. It won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009.
We know that he reads a lot !!! Good for us and for our country !!! What a difference !!! A President with a high intellectual level and that works all day , every day for us, the AMERICAN PEOPLE !!!
It is incredibly refreshing to again have a President who likes to read.
Watch – soon the right wing nuts will flood this comment section with "WHY ISN'T HE DOING HIS JOB?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!1111". It's what they do. I would dare suggest that they would rather their first black president have no hobbies whatsoever, and just be working all of the time...you know, like a slave?
Old attitudes die hard, I guess.
I hope he's reading "How to Interview For a New Job" cause there's no way he's going to keep this one long.
a telepromter? thats all he ever reads......for a man that is so well educated one would think he could memorize some of his speachs..
I can't believe he already finished Chaves' book..
He has grown tired of briefing books. Uh-oh.
Obama is not for the American people; he's all about himself.
He actually reads something that's not on his teleprompter? Imagine that.
How about the US Tax Code, or maybe the 2010 Budget. Who cares what he's reading for pleasure.
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela gifted President Obama with the book "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent", written by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. I would like to know if Obama has read it and what he thinks of the issues raised by this scholarly work.
I'm sure that he's read most of them, again, with a great appreciation for the press, for the media – specifically, he's read all of them, any of them that have been in front of him over all these years. I'm sure he has a vast variety of sources where he gets his news.
Hopefully Economics 101........
Maybe he should check out the book Chavez gave him... Or David Ray Griffin's "9/11 Contradictions"...
Okay – there it goes up the Amazon.com ranks!
I think he's secretly reading the book that Chavez gave him.
What's wrong with reading the teleprompter? It's a convenience that he rightfully takes advantage of, as he should. Every president has used a teleprompter or reads from note cards. Trying giving an unprepared speech yourself and see how well it goes.
Get a grip people all you haters. It's been 100 days...so what? What have you done in 100 days to help make this a better country? Stop complaining and start doing something to make a difference in our country. Love it or leave it! It's a free country and the president can read whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
Ahh the bitterness. I can almost hear the voice of the emperor from star wars...
who liked his books on tape, not paper
Nadine Bock....President Obama is certainly proving that it is certainly all about him. From his ridiculous comments of : "guess what, we won" whenever anyone questions or opposes his views, to the selfish demand of having his own blackberry. All this on the tail of economic distress and murdering in almost every country. And what is the deal with his dog? Good grief! It's only a matter of time before all of us realize what a dud he really is. Come on America. Wake up already!
Please clarify why President Obama is a dud. Please, give us some specific examples of why he is a dud. And, please make sure that these examples are verifiable.
Nadine Bock, I think it is you who is in a coma.
Perhaps it was all that hot air Glen Beck was spouting? In any case, you have been brainwashed by the hannity propaganda network and have lost your common sense – shame, really.
Find a Tea Party near you on July 4th. If we don't step up and take a stand we will be a socialized country. How sad for our gandchhildren who depend on us.