There’s nothing like a long weekend to make you appreciate the Presidents, and of course with all this extra time you have on your hands, why not continue to listen to our audiobook suggestions? Today’s choices are from another Grammy Award winning Commander in Chief, William Jefferson Clinton!
President Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States and why government matters in BACK TO WORK, the most recent tome from the 42nd President. “I wrote this book because I love my country and I’m concerned about our future,” writes Bill Clinton. “As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea–the idea that no matter who you are or where you’re from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you’ll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs.” In his charming Arkansasian twang how we got into the current economic crisis, and offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. Eye-opening and informative, it’s definitely worth a listen!
If you rather read a memoir than a book about policy, then press play on MY LIFE. It shows us the progress of an American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House. Speaking candidly, President Clinton touches not only on the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, and achievements. Listen and learn so much more than you already knew about the incredible motivation and hard work it takes to find yourself sitting in the Oval Office.
GIVING is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money. From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well-known and unknown heroes of giving. Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving. Take a listen to this book, get inspired and do some giving of your own!