SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced “The Kindle Singles Interview” with President Barack Obama—an exclusive in-depth interview with the President about the economy and the increasing need for government programs that he believes can make a difference. Yesterday President Obama visited Amazon’s fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he discussed proposals to jumpstart private sector job growth and make America more competitive. He also sat down with Kindle Singles editor David Blum to answer questions regarding his economic policies. The interview, which is free for all customers, is available now at www.amazon.com/kindlesingles.
“The interview with President Obama, pegged to his latest speech on jobs and the economy in Chattanooga, focuses on the President’s personal connection to the economic pressures that now face millions of Americans,” said David Blum, editor of Kindle Singles.
In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decries the “change in culture” that has altered our view of the American Dream. “There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” the President said. “Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.” He addresses the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different had he not experienced success in politics. “I could picture myself being a good teacher,” the President mused.
Customers can download and read the free Kindle Singles Interview with President Obama on their Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, PC and Mac. Download free reading apps at www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
The Kindle Singles Interview is a new series designed to take full advantage of the Kindle Singles platform by offering major long-form interviews with iconic figures and world leaders. The debut Kindle Singles Interview, “The Optimist,” was an interview with Shimon Peres, the 89-year-old President of Israel.
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