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.
Amazing to hear President Obama narrate this piece that looks into his heritage yet ties his struggles and the education he got through community organizing and his history to the struggles our country continues to face. You can see from his days as a young boy, his destiny to be a leader in our country. What a brilliant man who will be remembered as one of the most influential presidents in history.
Obama reads and performs this book putting voice to the characters and personalities of his life. Hearing his voice performing and LA street kid ,Chicago Southside Church ladies and his African family is truly a treat.
I couldn't stop listening. I feel closer to my President now and I'm glad he was willing to open up to his people long before he was President. His struggles, his triumphs and his path I can identify will as a biracial woman. Even if you're critical of him, it's still a good book and perhaps a good idea to get to know the person that holds the highest office in the land. Now I'm interested to learn the autobiographies of Presidents past whether I liked them or not. They are just people after all.