Barack Obama’s ‘A Promised Land’ Reveals the Human Side of the Former President

( – The president is just a person. However, due to the weight of the decisions the president makes day to day, we  forget that each and every person we elect to the Oval Office is just a human being. Former POTUS Barack Obama grapples with this reality in his book, A Promised Land. In the preface to the memoir, President Obama writes that the goal of the book is to “… capture, in a way that the public record never could, my lived experience during the eight years I lived in the White House.” The former president maintains this goal throughout the book in a bold, yet entirely successful venture. While A Promised Land conveys the optimism that has become a defining trait of the former president, it also acknowledges the issues that our country still struggles with.

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