Reception[ edit ] In discussing Dreams from My Father, Toni Morrisona Nobel Laureate novelist, has called Obama "a writer in my high esteem" and the book "quite extraordinary. There are no other ones like that. Times Books; 1st edition July 18, ; Hardcover: Kodansha International August ; Paperback:
Jan 19, Sarah rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The thing that amazed me most about the book was watching Obama 1 work through problems and 2 analyze both sides on an issue. These two traits came through in two different ways in the book: It would have been very, very easy to have bad guys in this book.
Evil high-up government officials who prevent community centers and jobs from reaching the impoverished in Chicago. His adulterous and alcoholic father who seemed to abandon his loved ones at every turn. He is constantly striving to 1 understand situations from all points of view and 2 think his way through to a solution.
He has an uncanny ability to step away from the emotions of a problem and then systematically chip away at it. He understands very well that you have to know why things are as they are before you develop a plan about how to fix it.
The best example of this might be his work in Chicago. Churches would rarely work together to solve larger problems and ministers would rarely do more than preach which, to be fair, is their job. Because many black leaders were ministers, many black leaders were also, essentially, just talk.
What followed was three years of work in which Obama not only made major, innovative steps in Chicago but in which he also learned how to inspire both individuals and small groups into action.
Still, you can not only see him learning from his mistakes, but immediately applying those lessons to his next challenge. The book, as a more general read, was good as well. Getting to see the inner struggle of a biracial person growing up in 60s and 70s America was also really fascinating.
There are a lot of great candidates in the upcoming election, and I feel positive about more than two of them.
He has something that trumps years in Washington: More than that, his ability to inspire individuals to action is something that America could truly benefit from. You can even see it in his campaign: I know that after reading his book, I donated to a political campaign for the first time in my life.Obama’s ‘Dreams of My Father’ cites the title of Obama’s book as "Dreams of My Father," rather than "Dreams from My Father," you may have noticed that none of the quotes in this e-mail.
The Obama campaign states that this quote does not appear in Obama’s book "Dreams from My Father." We carefully looked through that book, as well as "The Audacity of Hope," and found nothing. Barack Obama is a man who assuredly understands cultural diversity because his own personal heritage is comprised of it.
Being born to an interracial, multi-cultual couple--a Caucasian American mother & a Black Kenyan father--isn't the half of monstermanfilm.com Rating: % positive. Nine years ago, Obama's memoir, "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," was published to good reviews and lackluster sales.
The best estimate his publisher and agent can come up with is that it sold around 15, copies. It’s tempting to ignore Dreams From My Real Father because it’s so preposterous.
The movie claims that Obama’s actual father was the poet and left-wing activist Frank Marshall Davis, who. About Dreams from My Father. Includes the senator’s speech from the Democratic National Convention!
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American.
“In Dreams from My Father Barack Obama takes us on.