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Dreams From My Father

a Story of Race and Inheritance
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Apr 28, 2021
Great read.
Aug 23, 2020jr13160 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Barak Obama truly is a storyteller. His words are so thought out and truthful. I have always wanted to read this book and finally had the chance. It definitely shows you a perspective of who the man is and how he came to be.
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…
Apr 07, 2020Liber_vermis rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This autobiography is dull reading through Obama's childhood but becomes more interesting from his teen years onward. Part 2 describing his community-organizing struggles in south Chicago is compelling reading as Obama comes face-to-face…
Feb 23, 2019FoxLarkin rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Powerful: how ones identity or lack thereof, shapes who we are: the quest, if successful, leaves more questions than answered, room to form a unique identity from a blend of what is gleaned from the quest. And to know this man became…
Dec 15, 2018
So inspiring!    And that voice!
Apr 27, 2018JCLCatherineG rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a fascinating look at the internal struggles Obama dealt with in his youth.
Feb 08, 2018
Too bad the former President started with such promise ended by dividing the country and constantly apoligizing for America to other countries. His infamous “red line” to Syria’s Assad not to use chemical weapons was crossed with no…
Aug 07, 2017ryner rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Written before he entered the political sphere, in 'Dreams from My Father' Barack Obama explores his personal history as a child and young man of mixed race growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia. He goes on to detail his simultaneously…
Mar 10, 2017jr3083 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is a beautifully written book, whether the author became President of the United States or not, and there is no consciousness at all that this could even possibly be his destiny. As a work of memoir, he has invented conversations and…
Feb 14, 2017larters rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A magnificent piece of work, one that humanizes President Obama, and provides deep insight into his motivations. I found myself appreciating his background, culture, and humanity more with each chapter. Very much worth a read, especially…
Nov 21, 2014
Obamanics and Libertarians, oh human reasoning is fascinating... Here's a thought-experiment: follow the money (political contributions by lobbyists, Wall Street bailouts with your taxpayer money, appointing former bank CEOs as bank…
May 13, 2013evannewman rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Despite what is written in the two most recent reviews, this book is hardly political. Well worth reading to get a glimpse of the early life of one of the most powerful men in the world at this time. I find it hard to believe that…
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Oct 18, 2012gemini07 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An exploration in identity and the struggles of being biracial are just a couple of topics discussed in Barack Obama's book. How he came to be who he is, is a fascinating journey.
Sep 16, 2012
Jul 25, 2012Salihah rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It's very interesting to learn about the President's background and the events that shaped his life. For instance, I was surprised to learn he lived in Indonesia for a number of years.
Mar 10, 2010Burkee4 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Well worth reading to understand where the President comes from.
Dec 06, 2009erigami rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A surprisingly interesting read. As a white guy growing up in the middle class, I hadn't had much of a chance to consider the importance of role models and expected behaviour. It's interesting to see how a man grows up without having a…
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Oct 02, 2007mcasey rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An account of Barack Obama's early life. The family and friends that influence him and the effect his of growing up in a mixed white and black culture.