Before final farewells to the White House, US President Obama gave an interview to The New York Times about books and what part of his life they constituted from his early childhood till the last day of presidency.
"And so I think that I found myself better able to imagine what’s going on in the lives of people throughout my presidency because of not just a specific novel but the act of reading fiction. It exercises those muscles, and I think that has been helpful.", President Obama states in the interview.
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