The Los Angeles Times reports that Barack Obama brought several books along for his Martha's Vineyard vacation. Here's what the president is reading (and it's a pretty good list).
Lush Life, Richard Price (one of my favorite novels in recent memory, about a crime and the lives of all it touches, from victim to killer to cop, in New York City)
John Adams, David McCullough (the terrific bio of our second president)
Hot, Flat and Crowded, Thomas L Friedman (about climate change and how it affects us).
Friedman's book isn't exactly what we think of as vacation reading; it's the only book on the list I haven't read, though, so maybe I'm wrong. And maybe it's good the leader of the free world is checking it out even if he is supposed to be relaxing (as if).