Politico New York — The best books for the President of the United States are coming out.
And that includes the best memoirs.
“When I look at the books that have come out and the memoirs that have been written, there are a lot of great books,” former President Barack Obama told Politico on Thursday.
Obama is in the middle of a book tour.
His new memoirs, In the Balance, and In Pursuit of a Dream, have been released.
In addition to his memoirs he’s also written several other books including A Nation at Risk, A Nation Together, and A Nation Still Waiting.
He’s also penned a biography called Barack Obama: The Story of the Nation, and the upcoming memoirs The Audacity to Believe, which is set to be released on April 3.
The former president will also give an oral history of his presidency.
Obama also shared his thoughts on the future of the White House during a visit to his family’s Chicago home on Thursday, saying, “I’m going to spend the rest of my life trying to be a great president.”
Obama was asked if he thinks the books will affect the presidential race.
“I think they’re going to be the first books that are going to come out,” he said.
“It’s not going to change the election.
And I’m going on tour and I’m not going on the stump.””
But it’s going to give the public the idea of how important books are, that we can be great people who make great policy decisions,” Obama added.
The former president also spoke about his favorite books, telling the crowd that he had five books in his library and that they were all great.
“He’s an avid reader, he loves history, he enjoys reading.
And then of course, the best of his books are the books about the Presidents,” the former president said.
And the best part about the book tour is that he’s getting to see the best presidents and I think he’s going in a direction that I haven’t seen since the days of Woodrow Wilson,” he added.