obama likes books. according to an article in the nytimes by michiko kakutani, obama is a reader. a lifelong lover of books. mr. kakutani and i have had our differences, but i’m willing to take him on his word this time. if i had any personal ambivalence about today’s inauguration, they have been quelled at least momentarily by the promising thought of a president that reads. according to kakutani, the last president also read “prescriptive” books, but i find the notion hard to believe.
apparently, obama loves shakespeare, melville, and emerson. a man after my own heart. now, when i get a moment, i’ll have to pick up dreams of my father, which has been sitting patiently on my shelf.