This is the book I was looking for when I ended up listening to Dreams From My Father, which is also by Barack Obama. But at the time, this one had a list of people waiting for it and Dreams From My Father was readily available, so I listened to it while waiting for this one. I’m glad I did. Not that it’s necessary to have read it in order to understand The Audacity of Hope, but I do think it helps because Obama’s first book gives more of a sense of where he’s coming from, especially since the title of his second book comes from a painting that got mentioned in his first book.
This one gets more political. Obama does talk some about meeting Michelle and the struggles they encountered in starting a family together, but most of the focus of this book is on politics. It was fascinating for a lot of reasons, not least of which was the fact that he was writing while Bush Jr. was president and SO MUCH has happened between then and now.