I love the fact the Mr. Obama narrated his own book. He is really talented, doing voices and everything. He was terrific. But better than that, is the story itself. When I was finished listening I thought, "We're really not so different." I would love to have "Barry" for a friend and I can easily imagine long philosophical discussions about life and America and families and even God. I certainly hope he is our next President and I endorse him 100%!!!
exactly what I think of the book. I am almost compelled to get the unabridged hard copy to see what was taken out for the audio. He definitely comes off as a philosophical thinker (or maybe just writer). I still hit several parts in the book where I would think "what did he say?". I would have to say that it was fiction based on fact. No one could remember the details so vividly and verbatim as the book would lead you to believe unless he kept a journal, which may have. It did give some insight into the person, or at least what person he wants to be. I can see from where his political ideas on the world originate. It kept my attention, which after listening to it amazed me because it is about a life that is not much different than most....just more traveling. His recent reaction to the arrest of his professor friend was not what I thought would have happened based on this writing. But then we all put our foot in our mouth at times. Worth the read.
Barak Obama is dazzlingly honest and real. I was almost embarrassed to be looking so closely into his young life.
Awesome! What an inspiring story. Like many of us in our young adult lives, young Obama was searching for his identity and destiny in life. It was through his journeys and experiences in life which led him to become one of the best presidents of the USA and one of the best leaders in the world!
This book should be read or listen to by all who truly wrestle with understanding that being "black" is more than a color/hue. Being Black involves struggling with so many different cultural, historical, social elements. To be a black person means finding a way to Define who you are in the context of all the other views that seeks to pull you into a monolith or a fixed definition. President Obama does an excellent job of taking the reader or listener on his journey through this. I am inspired and enlightened. Thank you Sir.
Excellent book about the heritage of a very exceptional man. it helps is to understand how Barack got some of his crucial skills as a leader.