Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

Which book is on your nightstand right now?
At home I have hunting magazines on my nightstand. I’m an avid hunter. I hunt every chance I get.

What magazines do you read regularly?
North American Hunter. Mississippi Game & Fish.

What’s your guilty-pleasure read?
Hunting magazines.

What books have most influenced your political philosophy?
The Autobiography of Malcolm X. All the King’s Men. George Orwell’s 1984.

What books about Washington should every member read?
I’ve never really read any books about Washington, neither the politics nor the city.

Which author do you most often reference?
I usually reference politicians, like Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson.

What are your favorite novels of all time?
All the King’s Men.