Skip to comments.On vacation, Obama drops by Vineyard bookstore (Buys Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
Posted on 08/19/2011 12:04:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Reporting from Vineyard Haven, Mass.
President Obama made his first foray out of his vacation compound Friday with a trip to the legendary Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven.
Bystanders who had been browsing upstairs at the two-story bookstore rushed to the windows as crowds gathered on the street outside.
Obama, in a blue polo shirt, jeans and sneakers, wandered in with his daughters. After telling some customers that Sasha was going to browse, he wandered the store with a staff member while discussing his choices with one of the employees.
In a stack of at least four books, Obama had Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," "Room," by Emma Donoghue and "The Bayou Trilogy," by Daniel Woodrell, the author of "Winter's Bone." Sasha had a book called "Frost."
The bookstore appears to be a first family favorite: Obama and his daughters stopped at Bunch of Grapes on their first full day of vacation in Martha's Vineyard in 2010.
It was unclear which books Obama ultimately purchased at Bunch of Grapes, but Brave New World was most likely for his 13-year-old daughter, Malia. The book is required reading for entering 8th grade students at Sidwell Friends School, which she attends.
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Not a blueprint.
Heh. You beat me to it.
I’d be REALLY worried if he picked up a copy of “1984”.
I think I heard that there’s a teleprompter version if you have Kindle.
Or “Lord of the Flies”.
he probably already has das kapital and mien kampf
Economics for Dummies?
Grapes of Wrath
I could have lent the Kenyan lizard king mine. I read it 40 years ago!
Maybe the lizard wouldn’t have ended up a commie.
Hope Lord Barry O’Toole of Soros does not get any ideas from “Brave New World.”
What do you want to bet he misses the point of the story completely?
Sheesh...I read that when I was like 15 years old. I don’t think a serious man would be reading such a book at his age.
Or Zamyatin’s “We”.
At least it wasn’t “The Catcher in the Rye”
Research for his September “jobs” teleprompter reading
Perfect reading for him. Born an epsilon and put him in an alpha run world...
Second: it is almost certainly for his daughter as it is assigned ‘summer’ reading.
Using feel good drugs (soma) to quell riots was the best thing from that book I remember (like you I read it at 15 or so) - the only problem being that if rioters WANTED to get high......
I also remember the synopsis of the “movie” they went to (while grabbing nerosticks that transmitted what the actors were feeling) being very much like the “plot” description of a porno movie - and by “very much like” I mean - exactly like. ;)
Holy crap. He's a college grad (supposedly) and he's never read the thing? Odd.
Now I see the problem with looking for his birth certificate; we need a certificate of decantation from his hatchery.
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