On Libraries and Other Things: A Conversation in Iowa by Barack Obama and Marilynne Robinson

12 Oct

The President: And how do you think you ended up thinking about democracy, writing, faith the way you do? How did that experience of growing up in a pretty small place in Idaho, which might have led you in an entirely different direction—how did you end up here, Marilynne? What happened? Was it libraries?

Robinson: It was libraries, it was—people are so complicated. It’s like every new person is a completely new roll of the dice, right?

Read the entire fascinating conversation in Des Moines between POTUS and Marilynne Robinson here: President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa by Barack Obama and Marilynne Robinson | The New York Review of Books

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