JewliciousReads: A Retirement Reading List for Rex Tillerson

The New York Times published a suggested reading list for former U.S. Secretary of State and Chief Diplomat Officer Rex Tillerson. Tillerson was replaced today in Washington, DC, and was reportedly asked to resign by POTUS Donald J. Trump last Friday.

The NYT list for the former Exxon Mobil CEO whose book to recommend has been Ayn Rand’s ATLAS SHRUGGED, consisted of memoirs by former Secretaries of State
Hillary Clinton (Hard Choices);
Condoleezza Rice (No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington);
Colin Powell (It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership);
Madeleine Albright (Madame Secretary: A Memoir);
James A. Baker III (The Politics of Diplomacy);
George P. Shultz (Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State);
and Henry Kissinger (White House Years).

(but didnt add the more dated…)
Warren Christopher’s Chances of a Lifetime: A Memoir;
or Alexander Haig’s Inner Circles;
or Cyrus Vance’s Hard Choices

Fine and Dandy if you want to listen to has beens.

But I recommend these JewliciousReads:

How to write your memoir, by William Zinsser

And on how to play real politics…

Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

Francine Klagsbrun’s Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel

Avraham Burg’s In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel

Ehud Barak’s My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace

or The Survival Guide for Working With Bad Bosses: Dealing With Bullies, Idiots, Back-stabbers, And Other Moronic Leaders from Hell


  1. A.F. Kaplan

    3/13/2018 at 5:32 pm

    You offer Tillerson a reading list. I shall offer him a song list:

    a. “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
    b. “Lies, Lies, Lies” by Thompson Twins
    c. “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett
    d. “Don’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who
    e. “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
    f. “Loser” by Beck

  2. jie.la

    3/15/2018 at 10:19 pm

    good a blog!

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