A Promised Land by Barack Obama 701 pages

Most of this hefty book is about Obama’s first three years as President and his campaign to get there. Approximately the first hundred pages sets the stage for Obama’s decision to run-his childhood, his marriage and his political career up to 2008, but the remainder of the memoir describes in detail how difficult and exhausting it is to run for and then actually be the President of The United States.

I am not a political animal, but I found A Promised Land fascinating. For instance, Obama’s description of what happens to get certain legislation passed-who is helpful, who is a hindrance, and the give and take that is involved helped me understand why certain acts take so long. Also, I admire Obama’s honesty about his flaws as well as many of the people he worked with.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama 701 pages

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