Is Anybody Out There? Obama and Books

What a hectic week I’ve had, not as busy as the one Barack Obama may have had. But apparently this is becoming too “diary-like”, so I won’t fill you in.

Apparently Kaka read my blog and decided not to go to Manchester City.

I heard Barack Obama say this week on the news:

“For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste, its bad strategy, and I will not tolerate it as president! We’re going to be demanding some restraint in exchange for Federal Aid, so that when firms seek new federal dollars we wont find them up to the same old tricks”

I don’t have a clue what this means but the way it just rolled off is tongue and sounded so assertive was amazing. I guess I’ve just jumped on a bandwagon!

It also turns out that Obama wrote a book called “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance“, first published in 1995 after he was elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, but before his political career began.

Apparently signed first editions of this book can fetch up to $5000 today so any future presidents, politicians or novelists I know now, make sure you send me a copy of your published work!

It was also quite funny to hear that in the audio book of it, read by Obama he even reads all the swear words himself from quotes.

I recently finished a book called ‘Street Boys: 7 Kids. 1 Estate. No Way Out. The True Story of a Lost Childhood ‘ and would thoroughly recommend it and I’m now about to start reading ‘McMafia’ by Misha Glenny. It’s a funny name for a man I know but he is a former news correspondent for The Guardian and the BBC and I’m getting into true crime books at the moment.


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