Kids´ Letters to President Obama:
Ten Letters to Obama: Dennis E. Adonis
One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy. A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. There is Peggy, a patriotic grandmother who thinks the President is trying to lead the country into socialism; James, who on the morning after the 2016 election tells the President to start packing; and Dawn, who writes to say that he made it possible for a very jaded generation to begin to hope and believe in the good. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, with anger, fear and respect. To Obama is an intimate look at one man´s relationship with the American people, and at how this extraordinary dialogue shaped an era-defining presidency.
In this outrageous collection of fake letters to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, we’re offered a startling inside look at what’s on the minds of Americans today. From celebrities as diverse as Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, and Steven Spielberg, to anonymous everyday citizens like the minimum-wage waitress in Oklahoma and a dry cleaner named Al Kayda in Wisconsin, Obama hears it, and gets it, from everyone. And when you’re the president, absolutely no subject is off-limits. An ex-student in Illinois is drowning in an ocean of debt; a harried housewife in Wyoming has dubious ideas about how to save hard-earned pennies; a gun owner in Tennessee vigorously defends his right to bear arms. Even a Harvard classmate re-appears with a not-so-subtle demand for money. Obama, who’s obviously a very busy man, sometimes answers with a brief innocuous letter of his own. Echoing another classic of US history, Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy In America, Obama Confidential offers a vivid, consistently amusing snapshot of America in the second decade of the 21st century, with hilarious results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Berlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102899/bk_acx0_102899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one could have predicted even two years ago that an African American would take the oath of office as president of the United States in January of 2009. For many, the occasion marks the climax to the civil rights movement and the fulfillment of Martin Luther King, Jr.´s dream that Americans could be judged on the content of their character and not the color of their skin. This collection, with about 400 letters from Americans of all walks of life, is being created to stand as a symbol of this exciting moment in history. Written by citizens themselves, it will put on display the range of emotions and aspirations Americans are willing to share with President Barack Obama. Central to the book is the African American experience, but Americans of every race, color, gender, and age are represented. From children and seniors, from cities and farms, all have something to share with their country, themselves, and President Barack Obama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008627/bk_adbl_008627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.