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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
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Feb 02, 10

bookshelves: memoirs-bios, african-american
Read from January 28 to February 02, 2010

It was after watching Obama's State of the Union address last week that finally pushed me to read this book, and I'm so glad I did. I don't want this review to be a partisan cheer for my brand of politics, but I must say how thrilled I am to finally say, with honesty and a level of personal investment I've never felt before, I am becoming proud of my country. How refreshing, after so long hiding under my sheets. I say becoming, because Obama has so much work to do, and so many obstacles, mostly in the form of fatcats with personal investments of their own. It is a miracle that a man who can so lucidly state all the ideals of what a country should be, who has real dreams for OUR future, not just his, has found a ledge on such a promontory of influence that the people might actually hear him. Of course, he can't take the cotton out of their ears, but at least he's still talking. Oh, this man's poise, intelligence, sentiment, logic, honesty, everything, I love you, man. I want to sit on the back porch together with a beer and a cigarette and talk about our first loves, and god damn, you're the president. It's the strangest feeling - this respect I have, and hope for the future. Cheers to you, Obama!
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Marie I too read this AFTER I voted for him! I also found it very inspiring.


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