Explains how he became the man we know today as President Obama. Amazing well read by the author himself. It is enjoyable and startling at times ot hear his voice tells you about so many intimate details about his life. It is a story any self-made person can all relate to even though we may not have such exotic life experiences. It is also a lesson in tolerance and race.
Unlike many books that use impossible circumstances as a premise, this one manages to captivate and make you suspend disbelief. The book is *very* well read by both voices.
While this book is well read and very entertaining, I found the content to be unsatisfactory. This is a story of a narcisistic women with no serious problems who is unable to figure out why her relationships fail. For those who have experienced hardship and challenging life struggles the book is irritating and potentially offensive.
The story is a woman capable of making Himalayas out of anthills going on a worldwide quest to find herself. In the end, she fails (although that's not how she describes it) continuing to act with the emotional maturity of a small child; making no forward progress despite the assistance of numerous wonderful teachers and friends. The takeaway from the book is to embrace the teachings she is too emotionally immature to internalize. In this way you might find your own path to enlightment and peace of mind.
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