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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and InheritanceDreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Long before his political career, Barack Obama published a memoir about his journey to know and understand his father, who he had only spent a short time with as a child and who died suddenly. The journey retraces the future president's early years in California, Indonesia, Hawaii, and New York and his work as a community organizer in Chicago before attending Harvard Law School. It culminates in a journey to Kenya to learn more about his culture and his father from his extended family. The book was reissued as his meteoric political rise took place and it's interesting to see where Obama came from as well as the changes in his writing style (he admits in the new preface that he now finds some of the writing clunky). The audiobook is abridged, but is read by the author.



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