Welcome to Friday! Let’s dive right into our weekly recommendation. This week’s recommendation is one I have been anticipating for the last 4 years. Former President Barack Obama released the first volume of his memoirs this week. Titled A Promised Land, this volume covers Obama’s early life leading into his political career and his first term in the oval office. Taking a deep and intimate dive into his personal thoughts and feelings about this time period, Obama is surprisingly detailed in his description and commentary. To hear him speak about his book I recommend Episode 11 of Season 1 of Oprah’s show on Apple TV+ where over the course of an hour and 15-minute interview, former President Obama and Oprah take a deep dive into the writing and thoughts behind the book.
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