This is not a book review (yet) as I just got this book (thanks to hubby who picked it up at Costco for
me). I can't remember another book that I have so eagerly awaited. I didn't read Barack Obama's first book "Dreams of My Father" (yet), but the release of "The Audacity of Hope, Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream" is just what I have been needing in this pre-election time. I read the first few pages and already I am struck:
"...there was another tradition to politics, a tradition that stretched from the days of the country's founding to the glory of the civil rights movement, a tradition based on the simple idea that we have a stake in one another, and that what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart, and that if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done."
There is a good post on Berkeley Bubble about Obama including links to his 2004 Key Note Address to the DNC.