Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about what books mean to him. It’s worth reading the whole interview.  [New York Times, 1-16-17]

“… it reintroduced me to the power of words as a way to figure out who you are and what you think, and what you believe, and what’s important, and to sort through and interpret this swirl of events that is happening around you every minute. …”