anyone who desires to understand Obama & his policies now, would have a blast reading this book. He constantly talks about his sperm donor whom he calls father. A sperm donor who spent only about one month with him & grandparents and did not contribute anything to his life. he is great with his verbal skill and only talks. even now, as president, he thinks talking is making policies or governing. he is a smart nonsense talker, that's all.
This was a good autobiography. I'm glad I read it. I am now able to understand more about Senator Obama and his background.
Very interesting and I wish I'd read it before I voted, but I don't think I would have changed my mind (voted for him). His reading is rather flat, but he's not an actor. He shows himself to be a thoughtful person who has had to do a lot of processing, unlike his far less thoughtful predecessor.
This is nothing more than the obligatory pre-campaign book that every modern day politian seems intent on cramming down our throats. Read the Democrat's party statement for an abbreviated version.
Some may find this book interesting, but we found it rather more like a campaign biography...that is to say, not for anyone but press sycophants and party hacks.