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In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I An American?

lewis1949 Wrote: May 16, 2012 11:43 AM
(He couldn't do that as an international guy hanging around with his Pakistani friends; he needed to become an American.) ANOTHER MAJOR FAIL for MR.B.O!

Ever since the 2008 campaign, many voters, and some journalists, too, have felt they know Barack Obama's life story. In fact, the story they know is the one Obama told them.

Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," published in 1995, has become the semiofficial record of his life. But it is not the complete record of his life. It's partially fictionalized, with composite characters who Obama has always acknowledged were created to make the story read better. It focuses on a few themes Obama wanted to present to the public about himself. And, as with any memoir, it is told completely...