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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring...and surprisingly honest!, 29 July 2008
This review is from: Barack Obama: Dreams from My Father (A Story of Race and Inheritance) (Paperback)
What a great read this is.

It is amazing to have such an insight into the man who may soon be President of the USA, arguably still the most powerful position in the world. This book was written even before he became a Senator, I'm sure a lot of what he has written would be edited out if it was published today!

What is so incredible, and I think what makes him seem so personable, is that he comes across as just another ordinary guy. He doesn't come from a famous or affluent background. He talks so openly about the difficulties of growing up as a black man, confused about his origins and what they mean. He grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii... and then worked for very little money as a community organiser. And now he's running for President!

This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and is highly recommended...
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Initial post: 25 Aug 2012 15:19:12 BDT
"This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and is highly recommended..."

Yes, recommended if you want to avoid learning about economics. $16tn and counting... The house should fall down any time around now...
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