Finished reading ‘A Different Drummer’ Reagan book

(Actually, I finished reading it this past summer after finishing Friday Night Lights. Procrastination, my biggest vice, is definitely the eighth deadly sin).

Michael K. Deaver’s book A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan was certainly very fast paced. It was about 250 pages but took only a few days to read. Great insight.

Deaver, who worked closely with President Reagan for three decades, could possibly be accused of being too rosy in his recollection of a professional colleague who turned into a good friend. But still, an insightful book with some fascinating anecdotes about Reagan, such as how his hair was never dyed, how he would do speeches with only one contact lens and how he was far more intelligent than his detractors care to admit.

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