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Ten Letters by Eli Saslow
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Mar 08, 12

bookshelves: non-fiction-memoirs, 2012-reads
Read from March 04 to 07, 2012, read count: 1

I really wished this book had an introduction. Until I read the author's acknowledgments at the end, I didn't know if this book was coming out of the Obama administration (not that I'd mind, I'd just want to know)or if it was being done from an independent source who had been given access to the letters.

Regardless, I thought this was a nice glimpse at what drives someone to sit down and write a letter to the leader of their country. I appreciate that the President chooses to read 10 letters everyday to overcome the isolation that comes with being in a such public role. And it made for an interesting book to trace the 10 letters for a specific day to the authors to understand why they wrote it and the aftermath of getting a handwritten response from the President (which is does for some but not all).

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