Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

by BARACK OBAMA | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1400082773 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Genevalove of Fairfax, Virginia USA on 11/11/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Genevalove from Fairfax, Virginia USA on Saturday, November 11, 2006
I originally bought this book for my husband, who read and enjoyed it. When I heard that Barack Obama might run for President in 2008, I finally got around to reading it myself. This thoughtful, insightful memoir was written long before Obama became a U.S. Senator, and it's certainly interesting to read about his background and the forces that have motivated him throughout his career and his life. Personally, I would be thrilled to have a President who could so skillfully and movingly communicate his values and beliefs. It remains to be seen whether Obama will actually run, but this memoir is worth reading regardless for its unique perspectives and fascinating personal history.

I plan to offer this book as a bookring for anyone else interested in learning more about Barack Obama.

Journal Entry 2 by Genevalove from Fairfax, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
This book is now in the mail! Here's the list of participants:

mysterymish (CA)
Sabeena29 (MA)
Lorelei03 (NY)
awakeagain (NJ)
SqueakyChu (MD)

back to me!

Journal Entry 3 by MysteryMish from Santa Monica, California USA on Friday, December 01, 2006
The book arrived in the mail today. I am excited to read it since Barack Obama has been in the news so much.

Journal Entry 4 by MysteryMish from Santa Monica, California USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I was really impressed with Senator Obama's background after reading this. He has been poor and middle class. He is truly a self-made man and was not born into privilege. He has lived in many places in the world. All of this is a great background for someone who may lead the United States. Reading some of his thoughts, questions, introspections, etc I couldn't help but think that he is very deep and seeks to understand life from other people's perspectives. I was also impressed with his values and priorities - he quit a prestigious job in New York to do community organizing in Chicago for much less money. After completing Harvard Law School, he choose to open a law practice helping with community groups, housing, discrimination, civil rights, etc. Anyone who has gone to Harvard, much less edited the Harvard Law Review, could have gone to work for a big firm making a lot of money.

Mailed 12/21/06

Journal Entry 5 by sabeena29 from not specified, not specified not specified on Saturday, January 06, 2007
received in yesterday's mail- will get to within the week- look forward to reading esp. since Obama might be a presidential candidate- thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 6 by sabeena29 from not specified, not specified not specified on Sunday, February 18, 2007
about half way through and am really enjoying. This is school vacation week for me so I plan to finish and send out asap- I already have Lorelei03's address.

Journal Entry 7 by sabeena29 from not specified, not specified not specified on Sunday, February 25, 2007
Sorry I kept this book for so long- it was a great read but life outside of reading got in the way of me finishing it sooner. What an interesting personal history Barack has! Not only does this book chronicle his life but also makes you think of your own and the climate of America throughout his life. Sending off to Lorelei03 tomorrow. Thanks to Genevalove for sharing and to MysteryMish for helping it travel to me.

Journal Entry 8 by Lorelei03 from Flushing, New York USA on Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wow! I am so sorry that I did not register this book as caught when it first arrived. My oversight - apologies.

I have been having a very hard time reading anything since a death in my family this January - which is SO WEIRD for me as I have been a crazy voracious reader my whole life. Anyway, I promise to read and release within the next week.

Journal Entry 9 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Monday, May 14, 2007
Just received this bookring. I have a couple of other books before it but will read it as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 10 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Monday, May 21, 2007
Sent to SqueakyChu

Journal Entry 11 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Got the book today. I'll get to it as soon as I finish my current read.

I wonder if this book will help me figure out for whom to vote in the next election! :-)

Journal Entry 12 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, May 28, 2007
I just received a PM from Genevalove stating that the book does not need to be returned to her. I'll be reading it, then passing it on to someone else.

Thanks, Genevalove!

Journal Entry 13 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, November 10, 2008
I'm lending this book to my friend in Catonsville, Maryland, but must then have it back so I can read it as well. After all, now Barack Obama is our President-Elect. Yay!!

Journal Entry 14 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, November 07, 2010
I just got another copy of this book so I'm leaving this copy with my friend in Catonsville, Maryland.

Journal Entry 15 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, July 17, 2017
Caught!

Thank you for returning this book me. Sadly Obama is no longer our president, and our democracy is facing an existential crisis. :(

I'm releasing this book for...

***The 2018 Clean Start Release Challenge hosted by BOOKWORMINUSALL for zbird. The book's title contains the words DREAM, OF, and AND. The author's name contains the word BAR.

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Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 17 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 18 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Panera at 1780 East Jefferson Street in Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/20/2018 UTC) at Panera at 1780 East Jefferson Street in Rockville, Maryland USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'm releasing this book at a BCinDC meetup in deep nostalgia for the days when Barack Obama was our president.

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Hello and welcome to BookCrossing ... where we make the whole world a library!

Now that you've "caught" this book, it is yours to do with as you like. Read it, keep it, or give it away. It's your choice!

I'd love if you'd enter a note here on BookCrossing about this book -- where you found it, how you like it, and/or where you release it. If you join BookCrossing (free and fun), kindly list me, SqueakyChu , or any other journaler on this thread as your referring person. Thank you so much.

Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 19 by wing6of8wing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018
When I saw this book at the meet-up I thought about sending it to my sister-in-law to read, even though she is a Republican (she is not totally unreasonable). Then I see that it started out as a bookring. I have sent a PM to Genevalove about it.

Journal Entry 20 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 21, 2018
I saw this at the BCinDC meetup today. I didn't go home with it, but I read a copy in 2007 and wanted to leave my review here:

What a beautiful book! It was so interesting to hear about his background, family and so many of his defining moments. Elements will stick in my memory for a while, I'm sure. I did tear up a few times, though that's not saying much because I cry over everything, LOL.

I was especially moved by the speech he gave at the DNC that is included in the audiobook. I remember sitting in awe as I listened to him give it, and all the feelings of optimism and pride for my country rushed through me all over again while re-listening. I think I need a copy of it to listen to whenever I'm feeling particularly angry with the state of the country :-)

I think I actually liked The Audacity of Hope better... but I'm not really a biography/memoir girl, so that's probably why. Even so, I absolutely loved this.

Journal Entry 21 by wing6of8wing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 25, 2018
I just saw Squeaky's note from earlier that the book does not need to be returned to Genevalove. Since it is sitting on my desk and I have just now unearthed it again, I will forward it to someone to read.

Journal Entry 22 by wing6of8wing at Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (4/19/2018 UTC) at Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Journal Entry 23 by baboul333 at Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées France on Monday, April 23, 2018
gagné à la convention à la tombola , le lot washington dc :)

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