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Read Like an Ex-President

billclinton23.jpgIn a Foreign Policy interview, former President Bill Clinton revealed a sizable portion of his bookshelf.

UPDATE: The site also has a six-page list with 142 books recommended by global thinkers. The fascinating interview should generate plenty of gift ideas for the scholarly aspiring President on your holiday shopping list. Thanks to the Little, Brown and Co. Twitter feed for spotting the link. Here are the Presidential picks:

“Outliers” and “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
“Nonzero” and “The Evolution of God, The Moral Animal” by Robert Wright
“The Origins of Virtue” by Matt Ridley
“The Ends of the Earth” by Robert Kaplan
“A Theory of Everything” by Ken Wilber
“Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life” by Gerald Martin
“Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt” by H.W. Brands
“The Age of the Unthinkable” by Joshua Cooper Ramo

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Gabriel García Márquez May Not Publish Again

marquez.jpgFollowing last year’s rumors of a new novel, news has again resurfaced that Gabriel García Márquez will not add another book to his Nobel Prize-winning body of work.

“I don’t think that García Márquez will write anything else,” said Carmen Balcells, the writer’s agent, in a newspaper interview. Even the author’s biographer, Gerald Martin, thought this time was final.

Martin told the Guardian: “I also believe that Gabo won’t write any more books, but I don’t think this is too regrettable, because as a writer it was his destiny to have the immense satisfaction of having a totally coherent literary career many years before the end of his natural life.” (Via Gawker)