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peanutnine
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Pickpick

I read this with my #bookclub this month. It was an interesting look into his family background and life growing up. Obama ponders the different facets of race that played a part in his upbringing and how it affected the way he sees the world and himself, with a mixed family background.

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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1995 a little known law professor published his first memoir. One year later he was elected to the Illinois Senate. Twelve years after that, his message of hope led him to the Presidency. "You might be locked into a world not of your own making … but you still have a claim on how it is shaped." #HistoryGetsLIT

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CBee
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Pickpick

SEE THAT ARROW??? I finished! This is monumental 😂😂 So, this one finished in 2011, and how many more volumes is he writing? 😂😂 I mean, I adore him, but he is not known for um, brevity 😂😂 I‘ll still look forward to the others ♥️
#obamabuddyread #micdrop #itonlytooksevenmonths

Kristin_Reads 🤭🤣 3mo
TheBookHippie I am slogging through and note taking yet… and phew… he‘s long winded … but I love him. 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie same! He‘s the best, long winded and all 😂😂 3mo
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peanutnine I thought to was supposed to be two volumes, one for each term, but I agree that it seems as if there will be more 😅 3mo
Deblovestoread I‘m so glad we read it this way. Hope we can do the same for the next one. Thanks for hosting! 3mo
CBee @peanutnine I was getting close to the end and I thought, wait…. he‘s only gotten to 2011 😂 so I guess either the next volume will be longer (😳) or divided into two? I guess we‘ll see 😂 3mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 I‘d love it! I would‘ve never read it had I not broken it up and gone the audio route! Thanks for tagging along on the journey 😊 3mo
melissajayne From what I hear is that there are going to be two volumes 3mo
peanutnine @CBee to be fair, this one had a lot of lead up to his first term with the election and everything so that added a lot 3mo
CBee @melissajayne me too. We shall see how long the 2nd volume is 😁 3mo
CBee @peanutnine that‘s true. I‘m so glad I finished it and I definitely learned a lot more about him, it was totally worth it 😊♥️ 3mo
Sargar114 Congrats @CBee and thanks for organizing this. I agree the audiobook version and the broken up sections made this much easier to tackle. I would join for the next one if you do so 🙂 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 yay! I‘ll definitely do another buddy read once it comes out 👏🏻 3mo
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Sleepswithbooks
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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I finally finished ✅ Am I the last one from our #Obamabuddyread? It took me some months 🐌📖 #IheartObama

RebL I didn't participate in the Obama Buddy Read, but it did take me months to finish this book too. Worth it! 3mo
CBee I‘m not finished 🤦‍♀️😂 #iheartobamatoo 3mo
TheBookHippie Not yet !! Trying to finish yet! 3mo
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Deblovestoread
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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#BookReport: I started the week strong and finished my last two buddy reads. Didn‘t read much mid week so have the same three books in progress. Loving Three and Love After Love. #WeeklyForecast: I know my print book will be French Eating for #LMPBC but I may change my mind about the other two.

Cinfhen I loved Three and Love After Love!!! I‘m really excited for this one…I‘m waiting for it to be delivered 4mo
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peanutnine
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Pickpick

Obama became president while I was still in highschool and my political awareness was just beginning. It was interesting to hear about the intricacies of the presidency from his perspective and all of his struggles to make progress against the partisanship within the government. His is a very detailed recollection of major and minor events, acknowledging all the support from his staff and others to bring about change. Throughout everything ⤵️

peanutnine ↪️ he maintains a sense of optimism for the future of the country. Thanks @CBee for hosting this #obamabuddyread ☺️ 4mo
CBee Congrats on finishing!! Very detailed is right 😂😁♥️ 4mo
Roary47 Awesome! 💛 4mo
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melissajayne
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Onto part 3 #obamabuddyread Cancer treatments and surgery have really impacted my reading and probably will for the remainder of the year. Feeling tired from the cancer is worse than feeling tired from the treatments and surgery.

bthegood sending hugs -
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Chelsea.Poole So sorry you‘re going through this ♥️ 4mo
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Squidonland

But the years had also taken their toll. Some of it was just a function of my getting older, I suppose, for if you are paying attention, each successive year will make you more intimately acquainted with all of your flaws- the blind spots, the recurring habits of thought that may be genetic or may be environmental, but that will almost certainly worsen with time, as surely as the hitch in your walk turns to pain in your hip.

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keithlafo
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An interesting view into Obama‘s political and personal thoughts prior to his 2008 run for the presidency. It‘s curious to see which priorities (universal healthcare for example) espoused here never came to light during his presidency, while his general ethos and perspective on politics remains the same through 2016 and beyond.