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.
I really enjoyed this book, not only to learn more about Barack Obama but it made me think of my own origins and what makes me who I am today. The speech in the end is great! I can listen to it over and over again. Enjoy.
I was challenged by an anti-Obama person to read this. I am sure this person never read the book for themselves, but probably read right-winged agenda groups recap of the book. It was supposed to convince me that Obama is anti-America. It's a far stretched claim, in my opinion. I am so glad I read it. If anything this book shows how much Obama values education and being a united nation. He lived a fascinating life.