First Impressions – Dreams From My Father


I’m a couple of days into reading President Obama’s memoir, Dreams From My Father.  The book is divided into three sections, Origins, Chicago, and Kenya.  Earlier today I completed the first part Origins.  The book flows very nicely and is, surprisingly, very quick to read.  In this first section, the President speaks about his difficulties growing up as a bi-racial child.

As I was reading about the President’s difficulties dealing with his issues of his ethnic background, I could see the pain and turmoil he was dealing with.  I can understand, to a certain extent, the turmoil he was dealing with, but I obviously can’t fully understand or grasp that turmoil as I haven’t had to deal with those issues.

The President writes very well, and the way he goes about telling his story is very easy to get into.  Sometimes memoirs/biographies can be very dry and difficult to get into to, but that clearly isn’t the case here.  I’m definitely learning more about the President than I previously knew, he definitely is opening up quite a bit here.

I’m looking forward to delving into the other two sections of the book and hope it continues to read as well as it has to this point.

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About Jeremy

Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

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