Jeanne Marie Laskas talks to DeRay Mckesson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Every day, President Obama received 10,000 letters from ordinary Americans; every night he read ten, and he wrote back. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas describes this unique correspondence, interviewing the letter-writers, White House staff and the President himself. Jeanne Marie Laskas joins DeRay Mckesson for a lively and surprising conversation about how the book became a story of the state of a nation: revealing the love, joy, hate and despair – and one man’s special relationship with the American people. This event was filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival.