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A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

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22 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

so excellent,highly recommend

if you are are not an admirer of the president you will get nothing from this book. but if you are it is a must read. she was an amazing woman and i am glad for the insight on her compassionate socially conscious life. what an exceptional role model for her children.

posted by annela on May 13, 2011

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16 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

"Singular"??? Oh, Pleeze

Stanley Ann Dunham came out of a dysfunctional family that might have been a reverse Archie Bunker one with an at times drunken dad who like his daughter would flirt with Communist Party members - so much for those touted Mid-West values, and an Edith Bunker mom who did...
Stanley Ann Dunham came out of a dysfunctional family that might have been a reverse Archie Bunker one with an at times drunken dad who like his daughter would flirt with Communist Party members - so much for those touted Mid-West values, and an Edith Bunker mom who didn't know what to make of the spoiled brat they sort of raised.

Rebellious, Stanley - already marked with a boy's name by daddy - chose not to go to Greenwich Village but got into the Third World mumbo-jumbo. She disdained America and its values, and married creeps no self-respecting American girl would ever marry and no self-respecting American family would ever allow her to do. It wasn't courageous, it wasn't even Interracial but it was selfish and stupid. In the end a pretty but pretty vacant American girl turned out to be a book educated, but not so bright overweight floozy who in her own selfishness refused to raise what would become the most resentful, most anti-American, most incompetent occupant of the White House since Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan. That's her legacy - and not a good one.

Singular? - unless you're thinking chasing Moslems and Marxist drunks is a singular thing, don't think so.

posted by Alanrock on May 14, 2011

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    A Selfish Woman

    The can be boring at times, but that has more to do with the subject than the author, who was a very self-centered parent with her som. She raised her daughter, but not her son whom she handed off to her parents so she could pursue her "career" far away. It is a wonder that he did not become a drug dealer.

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