The staff at Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis are celebrating a double Presidential boost with the help of the Boston Globe this week.
First of all the paper suggested that President Obama take Milkweed author David Gessner’s book “My Green Manifesto:Down the Charles River in Search of the New Environmentalism” as one of the five titles he should take on vacation.,
The other titles suggested were: “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks, “The Submission” by Amy Waldman, ” Ethan Allen: His Life and Times” by Willard Sterne Randall, and “The Magician King” By Lev Grossman.
The Globe is now reporting that the Reader-in-Chief has a copy with him in Martha’s Vineyard.
Well, actually it’s reporting Globe reporters saw Presidential daughters Sasha and Malia carrying a bag of books including the Gessner title, and the accompanying picture shows the President piloting a golf cart rather than reading.
But hey, in the cutthroat world of book publicity, you take what you can get!