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Ten Letters - The Stories Americans Tell Their President

Eli Saslow

Every day, President Obama reads ten representative letters among the thousands he receives from citizens across the land. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heart­breaking, some angry, some hopeful. Indeed, Obama reads as many letters addressed "Dear Jackass" as "Dear Mr. President." Eli Saslow, a young and rising star at the Washington Post, became fascinated by the power of these letters and set out to find the stories behind them. Through the lens of ten letters to which Obama responded personally, this exceptionally relevant and poignant book explores those individual stories, taking an in-depth look at the misfortunes, needs, opinions, and, yes, anger over the current state of the country that inspired ten people to put pen to paper. Surprisingly, what also emerges from these affecting personal narratives is a story about the astounding endurance and optimism of the American people. Ten Letters is an inspiring and important book about ordi­nary people and the issues they face every day-the very issues that are shaping America's future. This is not an insider Washington book by any means, but a book for the times that tells the real American stories of today.

Every day, President Obama reads ten representative letters among the thousands he receives from citizens across the land. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heart­breaking, some angry, some hopeful. Indeed, Obama reads as many letters addressed "Dear Jackass" as "Dear Mr. President." Eli Saslow, a young and rising star at the Washington Post, became fascinated by the power of these letters and set out to find the stories behind them. Through the lens of ten letters to which Obama responded personally, this exceptionally relevant and poignant book explores those individual stories, taking an in-depth look at the misfortunes, needs, opinions, and, yes, anger over the current state of the country that inspired ten people to put pen to paper. Surprisingly, what also emerges from these affecting personal narratives is a story about the astounding endurance and optimism of the American people. Ten Letters is an inspiring and important book about ordi­nary people and the issues they face every day-the very issues that are shaping America's future. This is not an insider Washington book by any means, but a book for the times that tells the real American stories of today.
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Every day, President Obama reads ten representative letters among the thousands he receives from citizens across the land. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heart­breaking, some angry, some hopeful. Indeed, Obama reads as many letters addressed "Dear Jackass" as "Dear Mr. President." Eli Saslow, a young and rising star at the Washington Post, became fascinated by the power of these letters and set out to find the stories behind them. Through the lens of ten letters to which Obama responded personally, this exceptionally relevant and poignant book explores those individual stories, taking an in-depth look at the misfortunes, needs, opinions, and, yes, anger over the current state of the country that inspired ten people to put pen to paper. Surprisingly, what also emerges from these affecting personal narratives is a story about the astounding endurance and optimism of the American people. Ten Letters is an inspiring and important book about ordi­nary people and the issues they face every day-the very issues that are shaping America's future. This is not an insider Washington book by any means, but a book for the times that tells the real American stories of today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

9h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:32


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:10


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:10


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:17


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:56


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:39


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:48


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:29


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:43


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:13


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:30


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:27