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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

A warm story of an interesting human being, not a famous person

This is a great book to show the true nature of our President. It was written years ago before he entered politics. It was written by request. A publishing company offered Obama the opportunity to write an autobiography after they heard of his election as the first Afr...
This is a great book to show the true nature of our President. It was written years ago before he entered politics. It was written by request. A publishing company offered Obama the opportunity to write an autobiography after they heard of his election as the first African American President of the Harvard Law review, a relatively conservative publication, and also heard about the interesting life story he had.

A must-read for anyone interested in Obama or politics, on the right, left or center. I recommend the hard cover. The ink and paper is not toxic smelling and the print is easy to read. It is a better deal than the paperback for the money. Great gift. Gave one to my mother and brother who are both republicans and they enjoyed it.

posted by owldog on February 9, 2009

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40 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

Don't know what to say . . .

I had a very difficult time reading through this book. After I finally finished I felt like the whole book was about trying to make 'white people' feel bad about being 'white' and trying to make 'black people' feel like they should blame 'white people' for all the thin...
I had a very difficult time reading through this book. After I finally finished I felt like the whole book was about trying to make 'white people' feel bad about being 'white' and trying to make 'black people' feel like they should blame 'white people' for all the things wrong in the world. It angered me that he writes in the Forward how much he loves his mother and respects her, but it seemed that the whole book he was either criticizing her or not talking about her at all. I didn't understand how he could start out saying what a great influence she was and then not talk about her at all. It sounded to me that he wanted to forget that he even had caucasian relatives. With every turn of the page it what 'white people' this, 'white people' that . . . talk about sterotyping a whole race.

posted by Anonymous on September 2, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Baron Book

    Dr. Seuss with big words. Meaningless, childish, worthless. Couldn't even finish the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    M

    Lies from a muslim loving a$$ hole who is an illegal president and shoukd be in pruson along with his mulim lovers in guantanamo bay. Racist bastard

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Full of proven lies and deceit

    Full of proven lies and deceit

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Black and white

    Does he finally admit that his mother was white ? How can he go on about being the first black prresident , when he is mixed ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    terrible book and a terrible man too

    terrible book and a terrible man too

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    dont buy this you will be wasting your money its HORRIBLE! and

    dont buy this you will be wasting your money its HORRIBLE! and BORING! im asking for a refund!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    THIS BOOK PROVES A DOPE SMOKING POTHEAD CAN BE RADICAL IN CHIEF,

    THIS BOOK PROVES A DOPE SMOKING POTHEAD CAN BE RADICAL IN CHIEF,HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ECONOMICS AND HAS NEVER HELD A REAL JOB,THERE ARE A LOT OF LOST PEOPLE IF YOU THINK HE NEEDS TO BE REELECTED TO GIVE MORE MONEY TO CORRUPT PEOPLE AND UNIONS,IT IS PEOPLE LIKE HIM THAT STOP US FROM GETTING RID OF BAD TEACHERS, I FEEL SO SORRY FOR KIDS IN SCHOOL IF THEY ARE TAUGHT BY LIBERAL RADICALS LIKE THIS AND HE MOVES US FORWARD OVER A CLIFF HOPE YOU ENJOY UPCOMING POVERTY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Total fiction

    Read his dads book he didnt even know his muslim son he wanted nothing to do with him

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Dreams from my Father

    Have no0t yet received book

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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