Celebrity Picks: John Kerry's Favorite Reads of 2018

Adrian Liang on December 19, 2018
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JohnKerry_creditKellyCampbell_225.jpgJohn Kerry has covered a lot of ground. Almost 30 years in the U.S. Senate followed by four years as President Obama's Secretary of State carried him to all corners of the world. His new book, Every Day Is Extra, tells his life-so-far story and underlines his belief in communication and diplomacy in moments both big and small.

Kerry shares three reads that he enjoyed this year, including two very different memoirs and a book on the ground-shaking ideas of freedom and democracy.


John Kerry's favorite reads of 2018

The Shape of the New by Scott L. Montgomery

Sweeping in its scope, The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World is provocative and enlightening.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

I found Trevor Noah’s memoir Born a Crime about his childhood in South Africa during the overturning of apartheid to be funny and insightful. It’s a moving and wise portrait.

Personal History by Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham’s Personal History is honestly and poignantly told. She led an amazing and important life, and reshaped the journalistic and political landscape of America during the crises of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers.

Author photo credit: Kelly Campbell


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