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Book review: The Promised Land by Barack Obama





The Promised Land by Barack Obama

5*****



My first thought: The editor's red pen was notably absent here! Goodness, this was long; long but not at all boring.

I listened to the audiobook, which Obama reads himself, and there was a sort of comfort in hearing his voice (for 30 hours😳). Whatever you want to say about him, and he seems quite willing to admit his mistakes, Obama is an example of a truly decent man, such a vast contrast to the one currently occupying the White House. I won't go into details of the content of the book, but while I expected to find that nothing much would come as new information, I finished it feeling I have a much deeper insight into Obama's first term as well as the life and responsibilities of a president. If Trump could read, I'd suggest he start here. He might learn something.