Woman Writes Letter to Obama, Gets Featured in Book

Woman Writes Letter to Obama, Gets Featured in Book

"When Lucy Gutierrez of Kingman [AZ] wrote a letter to President Obama about the turmoil she felt over Arizona's most controversial immigration law, she had little hope that he would read it.  Not only did Obama read the letter, but Gutierrez is now the subject of a book about everyday Americans who wrote to the president.  The young Mexican-American woman tells the Kingman Daily Miner that she wrote the letter to Obama in 2010 after hearing that the President reads 10 letters from regular Americans each day.  Though Gutierrez thought hers would get lost in the shuffle, she says she felt it was important to express her feelings about Arizona's law known as Senate Bill 1070.  Her life story is now in "Ten Letters," a book by Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow about 10 people whose letters were read by Obama." - Fox Phoenix, Dec. 27, 2011.

Lucy Gutierrez didn't think President Barack Obama would read her letter, but she wrote it anyway. Within months, she found out the president did read her letter, and she had a reporter at her house following her around and asking questions about her life for a book titled "Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President."

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  • 01-24-2012

"Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President" by Eli Saslow was featured on The Book Report this week, to have a listen go to www.bookreportradio.com. I find the show really enjoyable, Elaine always knows the right questions to ask authors.