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December 13, 2010

Win White House Diary: in honor of Politics and Prose

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Good news from Washington on the sale of  Politics and Prose, the venerable indepedent bookstore.

The Washington Post reports today that six serious bidders have emerged from the more than 50 offers made on the store. Among them, the Post says, "is a local consortium of investors that includes outgoing editor of the New Republic Franklin Foer; XM Satellite radio founder Hugh Panero; Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for the Atlantic; and Rafe Sagalyn, a literary agent."

The Connecticut Avenue store has used its location in the nation's capital -- and its loyal customer base -- to attract A-list authors. Former President Jimmy Carter held a reading there last month, signing copies of "White House Diary."

Hey, it's the holiday season, so in honor of the store, I'm going to give away a copy of "White House Diary" today. Just leave a comment if you want a chance to win it.

Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 11:40 AM | | Comments (8)


I would very much like to read former President Carter's "White House Diary." Please enter me in the contest.

I am so very glad that there are several serious offers for that outstanding bookstore. It was a favorite place for my daughter when she lived in the area, and we spent many happy hours there.

I am a huge Carter fan and have read several of his books. Please enter me in the contest.

I would really enjoy reading President Carter's "White House Diary." I just saw his latest appearance on the Charlie Rose Show. He mentioned the solar panel that was placed on the White House roof during his term (sadly the solar panels wouldn‘t stay there after his term ended). That is praiseworthy especially now. As is his role in the Camp David peace talks.

I've always been a fan and follower of former President Carter. I enjoyed seeing the picture of him and Rosalyn that was in the paper several weeks ago. I believe history will be very, very kind to him and he will be remembered as one of our greatest presidents. I'm probably a day late but would like to be considered for the book if possible.

The P & P event was a rescheduled event. It had been postponed from an earlier date because of his health issues. The reviews of the book suggest a petty man, but he surely has done much good out of the White House. I saw him many years ago at a campaign event in Birmingham, Alabama and never have questioned his sincerity and passion. Heck, the little packets of peanuts were even good.

I would love to read copy of White House Diary. I lived in Georgia when Carter was Governor and have always been a fan. And how impressive his continuing contributions to this country are even after leaving office.

President Carter was ahead of his time on so many issues and has moved forward in an exemplary way with his Life.
He continues to help and inspire those less fortunate and promotes Peace and Understanding globally.
He will always be a beloved HERO to me. He continues to set an example and doesn't just "Talk the talk"...he "Walks the walk". His Great Attribute is Integrity.

QUESTION: How long does a United States Congressman serve? ANSWER: Until he gets caught.

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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