Barack Obama wrote the "Dreams from My Father" before entering politics. As a result, he writes a lot more about his early personal life than he would have had he known that every word would be used against him in mass media.
I've read "Dreams from My Father" several times, often to refresh my memory before teaching a college class on Effective Speaking. I mine the memoir for examples of the power of narrative. His stories help me show my students how to craft their own stories, which they then tell to prospective employers, friends, or dates.
Listening to President Obama read his memoir, though, has given me a new perspective on him. In the Audible book, he reveals his acting talents. He gives every person that passes through his life a unique voice, but without ever overplaying his characterizations or falling into campiness. Instead, just by slightly adjusting his pitch and accent, he quickly changes from a white, Jewish union organizer to an old Kenyan auntie to a 15-year-old African American male to his Midwestern grandmother. It's so much fun to listen to!
Inspirational to anyone who desires or seeks to understand their own roots. Never disown your past because it is a significant contributor to your present and future. I recommend the book to international students, immigrants, and refugees who are making America their new home. I have enjoyed the book. It made me laugh as the story is similar many I have heard from many immigrants and minorities in America.
Good book if you want to have more insight about President Obama's history and upbringing. It's interesting hearing about his struggles with family, racial identity, and career.
This is not an autobiography, if that is what you are looking for.
This is an insightful lyrikkal look into the beginnings of rock beginnings. An analysis of his childhood in an attempt to understand what frame to is today. As usual his voice is melodious easy to listen to. You don't have to be a liberal in order to enjoy this. I think it is an interesting look at an interesting man.
The story behind the great man with the Audacity to Hope for a united States of America not a culturally divided one.. This book and that speech may change the way to see the world and your life as a part of it.