“Churchill: Walking With Fate” by Andrew Roberts. “This is the best biography I have ever read,” Moran said.

Robert Creamer, partner at Democracy Partners

“Fiber Fueled” by Will Bulsiewicz. “The book makes a case for it, as the cover says,“ The plan-based gut health program to lose weight, restore your health, and optimize your microbiome, ”Creamer said. “As a result, my wife and I, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, switched to a mostly plant-based diet. The book is heavily based on the science of the microbiome – and is very compelling. I still eat meat, poultry, fish, cheese, eggs, etc. but now about 90% herbal.

Representative Elise Stefanik, RN.Y., President of the House Republican Conference

Jane Smiley “Perestroika in Paris”. “I first read Jane Smiley for a high school reading assignment, and I loved rediscovering her adult work in this unusual book, which tells the fantastic story of an incredible racehorse, Paras, who escapes from his home and ends up in Paris and befriends wonderful characters both animal and human in his adventures, ”said Stefanik. “This book is a perfect holiday gift! Truly escape and magical.

Stefanik also recommended “The Company I Keep: My Beautiful Life” by Leonard Lauder. “Years ago, I took Leonard Lauder and some of his family on a tour of the West Wing of the White House during the Bush administration,” she said. “Since then, I have admired the Lauder family. This memoir is amazing to read about Mr. Lauder’s upbringing helping brew make-up potions as a child, as his mother, Estee, built one of the 20th century’s most recognizable brands on the planet. This book is full of business acumen, interesting discussions of its extraordinary art collections, and great life advice.

Nick Bunker, Director of Economic Research at Indeed

“The Verge: Reform, Renaissance and Forty Years That Shaken the World” by Patrick Wyman. “The book is an interesting take on the question of the ‘Great Divergence’, or why Western Europe ended up getting richer than the rest of the world,” Bunker said. “Wyman tells the story well, explaining key trends across the lives of historical figures, both famous (Christopher Columbus) and lesser known (an English wool merchant).”