In case you need it, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s list of 10 favorite books

In case you need it, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s list of 10 favorite books
Pete Buttigieg (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Joyce’s Ulysses AND Homer’s Odyssey. I smell a rat.]

Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture. Below is South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s list.

Ulysses by James Joyce

The greatest work of modern English literature. It’s known for being complex and difficult, but in a way it’s very democratic: a story about what it is to be human as one middle-class guy goes about one day of his life in Dublin.

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It’s touching, it’s about innocence and exploration, and it’s sad but also uplifting. …

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