Yes. It fleshes out those subtle, unspoken observations about the man's ineptness as a leader.
It answered and confirmed the question of his seeming arrogance.
It was a narrative performance; just average.
Since the public is not privy to the mechinations of politics, we are subject to the sound bites which come across the news. Obama's presidency seemed riddled with dithering; spurious and evasive. In other words, he appeared to be inept. But these were just impressions I developed since I didn't know the details of how he went about his decision-making for the first 3 years of his time in office. This book brings out the impetus behind his policy making and answers the "why" of those things I was *THOUGHT* I was observing but wasn't quite sure.
Obama didn't call campaign donors back?? He is an egotistical academic elitist?? WHAT! This is brand new earth shattering news!
The man is a politician! That is what politicians do. While this book gives you a little more insight into the life of Obama, I felt like the author was digging for reasons to hate President Obama. Things that actually mattered, like how he voted as an Illinois Senator, opposing the Induced Infant Liability Act and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label "born alive" abortions were talked about for a quick minute. Then the author proceeded to talk a good thirty minutes talking about how Michelle Obama had a temper... again what a shocker that a woman can be emotional. It was slightly informative regarding foreign policy, but even then it felt like a one sided attack.
In the end, it was one man's crusade to prove why Obama was a terrible person and an Amateur on the side. Not really the unbiased perspective on his lack of qualification I was hoping for.
God Help Us
It explained that our president is a cross between a used car salesman and a Chicago thug.
If his mouth is moving he is lying.
It was all very informative.
It made me want to throw-up due to the validity of the content.
How did this happen in America?
Working mom (HRMgr/healthcare) in western Michigan. INTJ. Red Vines. Disneyfreak.
I was hoping to hear some intellectual rationale for Obama's performance issues, not a rant from folks who seem to react very personally to Obama's slights. I found little substance, little objectivity, and lots of sensationalism. I love a good celebrity rag - have a home subscription to "OK" magazine. That is what this felt like, and I just was not expecting that. Will keep looking for a more robust approach to what I believe is a valid topic.
The facts, The whole book was based on interviews the author had with many sources. It was scary. I hope The president learns more in these next four years than he did in the first four.
I could concentrate on what was said not how he was speaking.
The book descriped another view of looking at Obama. That if you listen to it before the 2012 election, you would have thought Obama will lose for, its very negative on Obama. So, you have to listen with an open mind.
Defintely i will go the movie.
I bought both the e-book as well as the audible version; because of all of the cross referenced details I found the e-book easier to follow.
It's similar to The Price of Politics.
Excellent reader and easy to listen to.
What the President's friends say behind his back!
Interesting. Not surprised by some things the author reported on especially in the last chapter. Was very dramatic at times so some of the authors report didn't hold any weight with me, although the title is very true, Obama is very much an amateur. When it is presented like it was, it becomes very clear we need a change in the presidency.
It was very matter of fact. Not a hit piece.
Michele Obama's past
Yes. Frustrated with the ignorance of the voters