Barack Obama may be reading Zakaria, but what should the presidential candidates be reading? The "New York Times Book Review" posed this question to a wide variety of authors, and, as might be expected got a wide variety of interesting answers. My favorite passage in the article, however, did not have to do with specific book suggestions. It was this, from Scott Turow:
"I have met all three presidential candidates, two quite briefly, but I know that each exhibits an acute literary sensibility as measured by the standard that most authors secretly employ: they are familiar with my work. (At least they said they were -- they are politicians, after all.)"