Book of the Week: "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama
Maybe not now. Maybe not until November 3. But sometime soon, you need to go out and buy Barack Obama's memoir, published about ten years ago, Dreams From My Father. It is nothing short of a great book. I bought it right after Obama kicked ass at the convention in July. But as I began it expecting a decent read, I was treated to one of the better books I've read in the last year. Obama's conflicted past is evident on every page, as he struggles to find his identity. Throug his days as a child in Hawaii and Indonesia, to his early adult life as a community organizer in Chicago, you learn what Obama learned. And then some. At its core, it is a tale of a father and his son. They never knew each other well, but the effect Barack Sr. had on his child is clear. Also, the new edition has a solid new foreword by Obama, as he describes his race for the senate as "anything but a sure thing." Obviously, that was pre-Ryan's demise and pre-the re-revelation that Alan Keyes is indeed insane. To order from BN, click here.