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    When Pete Buttigieg, who ran for the Democratic ticket for President in 2020, talks about politics he likes to project forward to 2054, when he will be the same age as Donald Trump is today. “I think the most important debates of our time aren’t so much left-right as long-term versus short-term,” he told the podcaster Daniel Pfeiffer recently. “There’s things that we’re doing now that you would just never do if you viewed the state of the world in 2054 as your problem and not somebody else’s.” That’s not the only refreshing perspective that the 38-year old gay Afghan veteran and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, brings to our national politics. He’s also an avid reader, as witness his decision to learn Norwegian in order to read Norwegian novelist Erlend Loe in the original language. As it happens, he can also speak French, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic and Dari, so he can also read Naguib Mahfouz’s Palace Walk—another novel on his desert island list—in the original as well. Below are Pete Buttigieg's favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set. See the full list...

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    Thomas Keller


    A Treasury of Great Recipes

    Mary and Vincent Price

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    Isaac Mizrahi


    The Rings of Saturn

    W.G. Sebald

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    Kenny Scharf


    Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

    Hayden Herrera

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    Samin Nosrat


    The Hungry Ear

    Kevin Young

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    The Fish Can Sing

    Halldor Laxness

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    Tracey Thorn


    Lady Sings the Blues

    Billie Holiday

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    Tony McNamara


    The Big Short

    Michael Lewis

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    Terrence McNally


    Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

    Paul Monette

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    Richard E. Grant


    To The Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

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