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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
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Nov 24, 08

bookshelves: books-everyone-should-read
Recommended to Sarah by: Ethel Morgan Smith
Recommended for: everyone
Read in November, 2008, read count: 2

I did not expect to love this book--I expected to read it and be glad that its author is soon to be my president. And I think that may be where I am with it. If this book were written by someone who had simply gone on to be a law professor I had never heard of, it would have been interesting but maybe a little naive in the writing. However, as the writings of our next president, it is heartening in ways I would have trouble putting into a book review. We are about to be lead by a man who has stood on foreign soil and looked at the impact we, as Americans, have on the lives of the people who live in other places. A man who has not easily called himself an American all of the time. As someone who has also not easily called herself an American since Reagan took office, I find this so hopeful that I expect even this review is a little naive in the writing. Peace!
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