James Comey reveals he’s a secret John Green fan
The world knows James Comey as many things. To most he is the former director of the FBI. To Donald Trump he is persona non grata #1. To savvy internet detectives, he is a Twitter lurker. And recently Comey added “author” to his resume after the publication of his book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.
But this week, the world learned another identity of James Comey: secret John Green fan.
In an interview with The New York Times Book Review‘s “By The Book” section, James Comey talks about his reading choices, books that inspire him, and more. Turns out he mostly reads nonfiction, has Grant by Ron Chernow on his nightstand, and has read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” multiple times.
But when the Book Review asks him “What books would we be surprised to find on your shelf,” the former FBI director answers, “‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ by John Green; the ‘Mistborn’ series, by Brandon Sanderson; and the ‘Red Rising’ series, by Pierce Brown.”
Overall, Twitter users were torn on whether not they were surprised by Comey’s reading choice. After all, The Fault In Our Stars is a modern day classic.
comey reading john green is honestly not at all surprising.
— Laura Royden (@lauraroyden) April 13, 2018
Everyone needs a good cry once in awhile.
— Dirty D (@akgrl33) April 13, 2018
But there was one person who was surprised: The Fault In Our Stars author John Green himself.
Meanwhile, musician and YouTuber Andrew Rose Gregory proposed an alternative theory about that copy of The Fault In Our Stars that Comey has hiding on his shelf…
Plot twist: it’s hollow, and inside is the pee tape
— Andrew Rose Gregory (@arosegregory) April 13, 2018