Jeanne Marie Laskas

11/17/2018 | Elliott Bay Book Company

Readings & Lectures Capitol Hill/Central District

Among the numerous (but not too many) books coming out on, about, or by the Obamas, Jeanne Marie Laskas’ To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope (Random House) surely is among the more unique in giving voice to some of the many people who wrote letters directly to President Obama while he was in office. He engaged with such mail more than any president to date – paying particular heed to a select number of letters that staff members helped sort and cull, letters that would receive real attention and replies. Jeanne Marie Laskas has made a moving, telling, inspiring book of this correspondence, one that should be good to hear about in this presentation. We are also hoping to have a person or two whose letter was responded to as part of this.

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