I Bought My “Table Of Contents For the World” From Barack Obama

Per Lyn Sweet:

During one school year at Columbia, Obama was a telemarketer in midtown Manhattan selling New York Times subscriptions over the phone, wearing a headset. He did not like the job because “he worried that some of the people he called couldn’t really afford the subscription.”

Back in the early ’80s, years before people got hung up on Obama, people hung up on Obama?


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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.