May 08, 2020Indoorcamping rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Am I the only one who didn’t know how compelling, tender, brilliant, not-intellectual but yet quite informative and mind-blowing, and just plain good this memoir is? I avoided it the whole time he was president until now, and with time it has only widened the distance between what he was as president and where he came from in this telling of his life. And that’s good because if you read it more as a person who became president without judgment, it’s like reading any memoir of someone who became something spectacular but didn’t grow up with any inkling that would be their future.
All that aside, it’s just plain beautiful. There’s no politics but you do learn what a community organizer does, which I didn’t really, really understand, to be honest. Still, not political in the boring sense. Or very political in the get-things-done, make-the-world-a-better-place sense.
It’s easy to get drawn into such a movie-like life, and I don’t why it hasn’t yet been made into a movie. It’d be fun to see the cast, and the locations, and the drama between family.