While most people know him as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama is also an author. The former President has written four books about his life and views on politics and social issues. His first book, Dreams of My Father, was published in 1995. Since then, Obama has written The Audacity of Hope (2006), Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010), and his latest book about his time as President, A Promised Land (2020).
I read A Promised Land last year and highly recommend it to anyone interested in politics’ inner-workings. I’m excited to read the second volume when it comes out later this year.
Below are some great videos I found that give insight into Obama’s writing process and his thoughts while recording the audiobook for A Promised Land. I also includeda couple great interviews where he discusses his writing process and other aspects of his life.
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