Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama introduced himself to the world via a memoir entitled Dreams From My Father, so he can only blame himself for the public’s obsession with his many-branched family tree.
In his book, Obama portrayed his namesake, Barack Obama Sr., as an absent but nonetheless dominating presence in his life. Since his election as president, other works have filled in tragic, often damning, details about the late Kenyan economist and his treatment of his many far-flung offspring.(3)