Monday, June 14, 2010

The Audacity of Hope

Wow, it took me FOREVER to read The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama. Mostly because I don't usually read political books, so it wasn't something I enjoyed reading, but felt obligated to read.

However, it is a good way to get in to our current president's head and see what he values. He touches on a wide range of subjects (religion, racism, health care, foreign affairs) but doesn't really seem to go into great depth on any of them. The most enlightening parts are when he shows how issues have affected him personally. He portrays himself as always trying to do the right thing, but often I see it as naiveté. I often agree with his ideals, but just wonder how we are supposed to pay for it all.

Personally, preferred his autobiography, Dreams From My Father to this book.

This one's up for grabs.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read either book yet, but have been meaning to do so. If no one else has requested it, I'd like to give it a whirl.