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Want to be in the know? Here’s a look at some of the books suggested by the “Friends of Midtown Reader:” “What it Takes” by Richard Ben Cramer Recommended by Gloria Borger, CNN chief political analyst. Why she recommended it: “A reminder of days gone by …” 26 | INFLUENCE WINTER 2016

“Tequila Mockingbird” by Tim Federle Recommended by Brandi Brown, former director of scheduling and events for Jeb Bush for President. Why she recommended it: “Because we’re going to need cocktails ...”

“Presidential Command” by Peter W. Rodman Recommended by Jeb Bush Jr.

“Thirty Tomorrows: The Next Three Decades of Globalization, Demographics and How We Will Live” by Milton Ezrati Recommended by David Johnson, former executive director of the Republican Party of Florida. Why he recommended it: “This guide to the future says the Fountain of Youth will be in India, China, and Brazil. The Fountain of Geritol? Europe, Japan, and North America.”

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INFLUENCE Florida Winter 2016  

The people, professionals and lifestyle of Florida politics

INFLUENCE Florida Winter 2016  

The people, professionals and lifestyle of Florida politics