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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

This has been on the increasingly towering to-be-read pile ever since Barack Obama’s inauguration in January this year but finally got bumped up the list with his recent Nobel Peace Prize win. I wanted to know more about the man who had breathed such fresh life into the American political system and excited the rest of the world with his positive message of change.

It’s refreshing to read such a balanced account of someone’s life (especially that of a modern-day politician!) as the one he’s given here.

This is such a well-written book, even lyrical at times, and it provides a fascinating insight into what shaped the man who became the 44th (and current) President of the United States. It’s an honest and frank outline and assessment of his own internal struggles to find his place not only in his family but also in the wider world.

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