If you've ever wanted to know which books are sitting on Barack Obama's bedside table, then you are in luck because the former President of the United States has just shared his reading list.
Explaining that because he is so often asked what he is reading, Obama has decided to share six of the books he's been impressed with lately. Finish this list and it will undoubtedly help you to become a much more informed person.
"I’m often asked what I’m reading, watching, and listening to, so I thought I might share a short list from time to time," he wrote on his Facebook page. "There’s so much good writing and art and variety of thought out there these days that this is by no means comprehensive – like many of you, I’ll miss The Americans – but here’s what I’ve been reading lately. It’s admittedly a slightly heavier list than what I’ll be reading over the summer."
Here they are.
From: Harper's BAZAAR UK
Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life, by Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael D. Rich, RAND Corporation
“The title is self-explanatory, but the findings are very interesting. A look at how a selective sorting of facts and evidence isn’t just dishonest, but self-defeating to a society that has always worked best when reasoned debate and practical problem-solving thrive.”