Hillary Clinton talked to the Times about her favorite books…let me just draw your attention to this one part: What are your literary guilty pleasures? Do you have a favorite genre?

'Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers.'

In an alternate universe she answered, “Listen, I don’t feel guilty about shit, but as a person with an incredibly high-stress job I often find it nice to read books about how to have a prettier life, in which there’s no theory or narrative, and the take-aways are always neat—and although people sometimes try to make me feel guilty about reading these books because they’re in a feminized sphere, I refuse because I’m Hillary Fucking Clinton.”

People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as President. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage. We’re the only developed country where this happens. And it happens weekly. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.

President Obama sharing the difficulties of trying to change a culture in which school shootings are commonplace. (via whitehouse)