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Bill Clinton's 21 favorite books. A weighty and varied list.
How many of them do you suppose our current so-called president has read? Roger Ebert's review of Cat in the Hat has the answer:
What happens then? Is Joan fired? Is the house perhaps magically repaired? I would be happy to tell you, but I had better not give away the ending; there may be unfortunate readers who have not read The Cat in the Hat, or had it read to them, or even had it summarized for them by a trusted adviser.
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Yeah, a biiiiiiiig slide from Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" -- which, I shouldn't need to point out, was published in 1969, when Gee Dubya was 23 years old. Which means that he probably read it when he was in Harvard business school.
jima @ 11/21/2003 08:39 PM CST
Yeesh. Not a single one of my 20 favorite books is on this list, although One Hundred Years of Solitude probably makes my Top 50. Holy crow. Philoctetes? Thomas a Kempis? Yeesh.
PS No, the Cat in the Hat is not in the Top 50 either, although The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is. Also Where the Wild Things Are.
elavil @ 11/22/2003 12:01 PM CST
Whoa, that list is intense. Good link
Allen @ 11/22/2003 04:56 PM CST