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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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Most Helpful Critical Review

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2011

    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.

    22 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Reviews one star-Book receives five stars

    I do not understand why, but I am suprised at the number of reviews that profess hate for Ms Dunham because they dislike her son. On another site, one person stated that Republicans should have endorsed abortion in her case. We are not required to agree with the President, but these remarks about his mother are beneath comtempt. I doubt that they have the decency to be ashamed of their actions that prove that racism is alive in America.

    12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    An interesting look into Barack Obama's Mother and some insight into his up bringing.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Awesome

    Awesome awesome!

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    Very Insightful

    STanley Ann Dunhanm was a woman before her time. Her influence on her son and daughter was immense. But not only is she an interesting woman but the extended family of her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts are interesting. She was an admirable woman and should be admired by women of today. This book is a must for people who like the president and admire him. Even if you don't like him, this book will enlighten you as to the impact she had on Mr. Obama's intellect and his approach to the world. When I read at the end of the book of how she died, I actually had tears. Her son and daughter lost a great mother. The academia lost a great intellect and the poor lost an advocate. It is sad to think that her grandchildren would not know her.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Insightful and inspiring

    Really an interesting read. I had trouble putting this book down. It was really a glimpse into another time and several other cultures.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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