Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Author du Jour:
President of the United States, Barack Obama

Abbreviated Biography:
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States of America, and the first African American to be elected to this position. Not only that, dude loves books -- writing them and reading them!

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama in His Own Words

A brief clip of Obama talking about books/his favorite book as a child:

Additional Links:

NYTimes article: From Books, New President Found Voice
Amazon's Omnivorous Blog used the above article to compile the most up-to-date list of books Obama's mentioned and/or been seen reading.