Eli Saslow is a writer for the Washington Post where he writes feature stories about politics and the president and has won multiple awards for news and feature writing. Mr. Saslow covered the 2008 presidential campaign and has chronicled the president’s life inside the White House. He is also the author of a new book: Ten Letters and in this book tells how the letters have shaped Obama’s presidency.
To write the book Mr. Saslow met with the president in the Oval Office and talked at length about the letters. These are the ten letters, chosen by category, which the president is given every night, so he can feel more involved with regular people. Often President Obama answers some and has even sent money to some of the people.. After the meeting, Eli Saslow traveled around the country to meet people who had written the letters and in the book tells the stories of letters which impacted the President in profound ways. Some of what he found and writes about is amazing.
You may have seen the author on the CBS Morning Show or heard him on the Diane Rehm show. No doubt you have seen some of the reviews. This is an opportunity to gain some real insight into how the president operates. His book will be available for purchase and signing.
Time: Bar opens at 11:30 am Lunch 12:15 pm; Lecture only: Presentation and Q & A: 1-2 pm
Cost: Members $25, Nonmembers $30; $10 Lecture only