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This book is almost like a novel: young, smart idealistic couple from humble beginnings end up in the White House. If there is any criticism that comes through of the Obamas it is their naive view that if they just did good work, it would be enough. But no, every action must be second guessed through the fickle lens of a sensationalistic media and gullible public. This book provides a window into the Obamas as they learn to navigate the political side of the presidency. I thought Michelle Obama was portrayed as her husband's best advisor. I'm surprised that the news reports on this book seemed to suggest otherwise and I don't remember any discussion of how Rahm Emmanuel is portrayed. He definitely comes across poorly and I suspect accurately. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the Obamas own books on their lives in the White House.
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What did you love best about The Obamas?
Great flow. Lots of info but written in such a wonderful, easy way....Feel like you are in the White House with the Obamas. Couldn't put it down.
What did you like best about this story?
The way you feel you are really getting to know Michelle as she transitions into her role as First Lady.
Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This was my first time listening to Robin. She is an excellent narrator.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Many great moments!
Any additional comments?
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