Reading recommendations straight from the source.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
“The Tobacconist (translated into English by Charlotte Collins) is set in 1937 just before the German occupation. It follows 17-year-old Franz, who moves to Vienna to become the apprentice in a tobacco shop. Its quiet wisdom and sincerity resonated with me very deeply." —Former ambassador Wolfgang A. Waldner
Buy now: The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler, amazon.com
history 101: I've lived under 11 Presidents. I have never seen anything like we're seeing today. I'm actually very sad. I was listening to classic Christmas music on XM 73 and immediately I remembered how America used to be. We will never be great again because love for our fellow Americans is gone.