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By Justin Baldoni. 2021
A GRIPPING, FEARLESS EXPLORATION OF MASCULINITY The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues…of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood. Writing from experience, Justin invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. Encouraging men to dig deep within themselves, Justin helps us reimagine what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.
By Joshua Stein. 2020
“Those searching for a moving Father’s Day gift need look no further.”—Publishers Weekly Men like John Wayne and John Lennon,…Nolan Ryan and Bruce Lee, Cesar Chavez, Christopher Reeve, and Miles Davis have touched the lives of millions. But at home, to their children, they were not their public personas. They were Dad. Maybe Davis didn’t leave the office at five o’clock to come home and play catch with his son Erin, but the man we see through Erin’s eyes is so alive, so real, so not the “king of cool” (he taught his son to box, made a killer pot of chili, watched MTV alongside him) that it brings us to a whole new appreciation for the artist. Each of these forty first-person narratives—intimate, heartfelt, unvarnished, surprising, and profoundly universal—shows us not only a very different view of a figure we thought we knew but also a wholly fresh and moving idea of what it means to be a father.
When sixteen-year-old Jess arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep with her newborn son Jimmy, she has nowhere else to…go.Arriving straight from the hospital having just given birth, Jess is like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Scared, alone, and practically a child herself, she is overwhelmed with the responsibility of caring for a newborn without the support of a loving family or her beloved boyfriend. With social services threatening to take baby Jimmy into care, Jess knows that Maggie is her only chance of keeping her son.Maggie can see that Jess loves her boyfriend and wants to be a good mother to her son. Can Maggie help Jess learn to become a mum? Will the family ever be allowed to live together?
By Jim Obergefell, Debbie Cenziper. 2016
Twenty-one years ago when Jim Obergefell walked into a bar in Cincinnatti and sat down next to John Arthur, the…man who would become the love of his life, he had no way of knowing that following the sad loss of John to Motor Neurone Disease his fight to have their marriage recognised on John's death certificate would lead him from the courthouses of Cincinnati to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court and ultimately into the history books. Jim Obergefell is representative of the 32 plaintiffs in the case "Obergefell v Hodges", arguably the biggest civil rights case of our time, which in June this year saw same-sex marriage recognised across every US state. Here Jim teams up with long-time friend and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Debbie Cenziper of The Washington Post to tell his story.LOVE WINS is a legal thriller and love story focused on ordinary people in game-changing circumstances, part Erin Brockovich, part Milk, part Still Alice. It is a story about marriage, grief, courage and the law, but mostly it's about a promise made to a dying man who needed to know that he would be remembered. Through insider accounts and access to key players, LOVE WINS will reveal the dramatic and previously unreported events behind the Supreme Court case that bears Jim's name. The poignant narrative will chronicle how a grieving man and his small-town lawyer, confronted with overwhelming legal, political and personal setbacks, won the most important gay rights case in U.S. history.
By Tom Sellers. 2016
The story behind life in a world-renown Michelin-starred restaurant.Tom Sellers is a luminary of the British culinary scene. His Restaurant…Story opened its doors in April 2013; its innovative literary-inspired menu, taking diners on 'a personal journey through food', has won him huge critical and public acclaim. Story was awarded its first Michelin star just five months after opening. This stunning book will be your chance to enter the visionary mind of one of the most original chefs of our time, and discover the truth behind the tales of his brilliant food.
By Bryan Cranston. 2016
'Bryan Cranston has created a cinematic record of how an actor shapes a career and an identity and a legacy…all at the same time' Tom Hanks'A superb anecdotalist with an honest take on how he dealt with fame found later in life' SUNDAY TIMES CULTUREWith BREAKING BAD, Bryan Cranston created moments that had the world on the edge of their seats and coined catchphrases that became famous all over the globe. Now, at last, we can learn of the man behind one of TV's most successful programmes ever. Bryan Cranston's profile has skyrocketed, due to his portrayal of chemistry teacher turned drug manufacturer Walter White, for five seasons in the award-winning BREAKING BAD.For the first time readers can discover how he beat off competition from Matthew Broderick and Steve Zahn for the role, to stories about the cast and life after Walter. Told with honesty and intrigue this will be Bryan's first - and - definitive autobiography. It is the ultimate book for the fans of BREAKING BAD.
By Jo Berry. 2016
For all the Superwoman fans out there, this is the ultimate unofficial guide to Lilly Singh and Unicorn Island!Jam-packed with…everything you need to be a part of Team Super, this book is filled with Lilly's top tips on dating, Superwoman motivation, YouTube, restyling your bedroom and getting Lilly's unique look with her hair and beauty tutorials.From her early life in Toronto to her world tour and life in LA, get to know Lilly's friends and collabs, her superheroes and her super rants like never before. From puzzles and challenges to Lilly's favourite catchphrases and her unicorn inspo for finding your happy place, this book is a must-have fan book for Superwomen everywhere!
By Robert Beaumont. 2016
George Hudson - the eponymous Railway King - started his career with a stroke of luck, inheriting £27,000 (a fortune…in 1827) from a distant relative. He invested successfully in the North Midland Railway, then formed his own Midland Railway, raising £5 million and bribing MPs along the way. But from his glory in 1845 he fell into disgrace, admitting corruption and selling land he did not own. He was eventually imprisoned in York Castle and died a broken man in 1871. His story provides an excellent insight into nineteenth-century politics and industrial progress, full of moral dilemmas and a testimony to the growth of the railways in Britain - a timely subject.
By Mick Wall. 2016
'Last Of the Giants is the mad, funny, dark and often painful story of a lost band from a now-distant…time' CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINEINCLUDES BRAND NEW CHAPTER COVERING GUNS N' ROSES EPIC WORLD TOUR'Any story about Guns is worth reading. But when the author is Mick Wall it's absolutely essential' KERRANGMany millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried and nearly always failed to be: dangerous. At a time when smiling, MTV-friendly, safe-sex, just-say-no Bon Jovi was the biggest band in the world, here was a band that seemed to have leapt straight out of the coke-smothered pages of the original, golden-age, late-sixties rock scene.'Live like a suicide', the band used to say when they all lived together in the Hell House, their notorious LA home. And this is where Mick Wall first met them, and became part of their inner circle, before famously being denounced by name by Axl Rose in the song 'Get in the Ring'.But this book isn't about settling old scores. Written with the clear head that 25 years later brings you, this is a celebration of Guns N' Roses the band, and of Axl Rose the frontman who really is that thing we so desperately want him to be: the last of the truly extraordinary, all-time great, no apologies, no explanations, no giving-a-shit rock stars. The last of his kind.
By James Acaster. 2017
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much…as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard Herring James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like TASKMASTER, MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO and WOULD I LIE TO YOU?But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.Appearing on Josh Widdicombe's radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened 'James Acaster's classic scrapes'. Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) along with self-penned drawings, in all their glorious stupidity.
Sunday Times bestselling foster carer Maggie Hartley faces one of the toughest challenges of her career when she is forced…to choose between two children in her care. A heartbreaking true story perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Angela Hart and Rosie Lewis. ***** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER At just ten years old, Kirsty has already suffered a lifetime of heartache and suffering. Neglected by her teenage mother and taken into care, Kirsty thought she had found her forever family when she is fostered by Pat and Mike, who she comes to see as her real mum and dad. But when Pat has a heart attack and collapses in front of her, Kirsty's foster family say it's all her fault. They blame her temper tantrums for putting Pat under stress and they don't want Kirsty in their lives anymore. Kirsty is still reeling from this rejection when she comes to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley. She acts out, smashing up Maggie's home and even threatens to hurt the baby boy Maggie has fostered since birth. Social Services must take Kirsty's threat seriously and Maggie is forced to choose between eight-month-old Ryan, who she's grown to love, or angry Kirsty, who will most likely end up in a children's home if Maggie can no longer care for her. Maggie is in an impossible position, one that calls in to question her decision to become a foster carer in the first place... An inspiring and heartwarming read, perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Angela Hart and Rosie Lewis.Discover why readers are loving Maggie Hartley"I can honestly say nothing has gripped me like this for years, I am just devouring each book one by one!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars"This was the first book that I had read by Maggie Hartley but it definitely won't be the last. Couldn't put it down and many tears. Absolutely loved it." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars"I absolutely loved this book. It is up there with one of the best. I have laughed and I have cried. I would give it ten stars if I could." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
By Bill Freund. 2021
The first biography of an eminent historian of South AfricaBill Freund, the late social historian and leading analyst of African…history, passed away in 2020 soon after finishing his autobiography. Often described as the academy’s ‘outsider insider’, he was an eminent South African historian who published prodigiously in the areas of labour, capital and economic history. What influenced this American-educated academic to become such an astute and trusted observer of the political economy in Africa? We follow Bill’s intellectual journey from a modest Jewish home in Chicago in the 1950s to the Universities of Chicago, Yale, Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and finally to a permanent teaching position at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Peppered in between the commentaries on academic life are stories of his travels, poems he wrote for loved ones, and endearing anecdotes of friendships that shaped his life. As an ‘outsider’, both in the United States and abroad, he is able to offer rich insights into the world of Africanists and their scholarship on different continents. His thoughtful and balanced observations on late- and post-apartheid South Africa are especially interesting and refreshing. This posthumously published autobiography will give deeper insight into this unusual man and the world that shaped him – and which he in turn influenced through a deep commitment to rigorous scholarship. It includes a select bibliography of Bill Freund’s many publications as well as a foreword by Robert Morrell on the making of this autobiography.
By David A. Robertson. 2020
“An instant classic that demands to be read with your heart open and with a perspective widened to allow in…a whole new understanding of family, identity, and love.” —Cherie DimalineA son who grew up away from his Indigenous culture takes his Cree father on a trip to their family's trapline, and finds that revisiting the past not only heals old wounds but creates a new future.The son of a Cree father and a non-Indigenous mother, David A. Robertson was raised with virtually no knowledge or understanding of his family’s Indigenous roots. His father, Don, spent his early childhood on a trapline in the bush northeast of Norway House, Manitoba, where his first teach was the land. When his family was moved permanently to a nearby reserve, Don was not permitted to speak Cree at school unless in secret with his friends and lost the knowledge he had been gifted while living on his trapline. His mother, Beverly, grew up in a small Manitoba town with not a single Indigenous family in it. Then Don arrived, the new United Church minister, and they fell in love. Structured around a father-son journey to the northern trapline where Robertson and his father will reclaim their connection to the land, Black Water is the story of another journey: a young man seeking to understand his father's story, to come to terms with his lifelong experience with anxiety, and to finally piece together his own blood memory, the parts of his identity that are woven into the fabric of his DNA.
By Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever. 2019
A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly…curious traveler Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.
By Amy Kelly. 1991
The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a…novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade. Inspiration of troubadours and trouvères, she played a large part in rendering fashionable the Courts of Love and in establishing the whole courtly tradition of medieval times. Divorced from Louis, she married Henry Plantagenet, who became Henry II of England. Her resources and resourcefulness helped Henry win his throne, she was involved in the conflict over Thomas Becket, and, after Henry’s death, she handled the affairs of the Angevin empire with a sagacity that brought her the trust and confidence of popes and kings and emperors. Having been first a Capet and then a Plantagenet, Queen Eleanor was the central figure in the bitter rivalry between those houses for the control of their continental domains—a rivalry that excited the whole period: after Henry’s death, her sons, Richard Coeur-de-Lion and John “Lackland” (of Magna Carta fame), fiercely pursued the feud up to and even beyond the end of the century. But the dynastic struggle of the period was accompanied by other stirrings: the intellectual revolt, the struggle between church and state, the secularization of literature and other arts, the rise of the distinctive urban culture of the great cities. Eleanor was concerned with all the movements, closely connected with all the personages; and she knew every city from London and Paris to Byzantium, Jerusalem, and Rome. Amy Kelly’s story of the queen’s long life—the first modern biography—brings together more authentic information about her than has ever been assembled before and reveals in Eleanor a greatness of vision, an intelligence, and a political sagacity that have been missed by those who have dwelt on her caprice and frivolity. It also brings to life the whole period in whose every aspect Eleanor and her four kings were so intimately and influentially involved. Miss Kelly tells Eleanor’s absorbing story as it has long waited to be told—with verve and style and a sense of the quality of life in those times, and yet with a scrupulous care for the historic facts.
By Toni Mejías. 2021
Hambre es la historia personal en la lucha contra la anorexia de Toni Mejías, reconocido rapero y componente de Los…Chikos del Maíz. Un testimonio valiente que enfrenta un tema necesario. Un libro optimista sobre la capacidad de aprendizaje y superación y una crítica a la sociedad de la imagen en la que vivimos. Uno de los síntomas más evidentes de la anorexia es el frío que, como un abrazo de hielo, te atrapa y no te suelta. Hambre es mi historia frente al espejo, una historia escrita desde la derrota, pero llena de pequeñas victorias. Una historia escrita desde la depresión, pero que defiende la alegría como un derecho innegociable. Es mi testimonio acerca de un tema tabú, más aún en el caso de los hombres, y nace con la intención de buscar salidas conjuntas donde otros solo ofrecen muros y derrotas individuales. Toni Mejías, miembro del conocido grupo de rap Los Chikos del Maíz, cuenta la historia de cómo ha sufrido y ha luchado por controlar un trastorno alimenticio como es la anorexia. En él, desgrana su percepción sobre cómo la sociedad, el ritmo de vida, las nuevas tecnologías, la propia autoestima e inseguridad y muchos otros factores pueden tener un papel determinante para que un joven y reconocido artista llegue a sumergirse en el infierno de esta enfermedad. "Es muy valiente lo que has hecho con este libro. Valiente, liberador, terapéutico y generoso". María Rozalén "Digo en una canción que la vida es un regalo y es verdad. Pero también duele, también hay días que son una mierda, también hay épocas que son muy complicadas y que forman parte del proceso". "Necesitaba encontrarme. No en una fotografía donde todos sonreímos, no en un espejo en el que yo construía mis propios monstruos. Necesitaba encontrarme en el reflejo de los demás para saber que seguía existiendo. Para saber que podía volver. Para saber que todavía mucha gente me esperaba. Para saber que, sobre todo, llevaba demasiadas horas esperando regresar. Me lo merecía; se lo merecían. Se lo debía. A ella. A ellos".
By Annette Gordon-Reed. 2021
The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas…native. Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. All too aware of the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the Lone Star State, Gordon-Reed—herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s—forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all. Combining personal anecdotes with poignant facts gleaned from the annals of American history, Gordon-Reed shows how, from the earliest presence of Black people in Texas to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in the state, African-Americans played an integral role in the Texas story. Reworking the traditional “Alamo” framework, she powerfully demonstrates, among other things, that the slave- and race-based economy not only defined the fractious era of Texas independence but precipitated the Mexican-American War and, indeed, the Civil War itself. In its concision, eloquence, and clear presentation of history, On Juneteenth vitally revises conventional renderings of Texas and national history. As our nation verges on recognizing June 19 as a national holiday, On Juneteenth is both an essential account and a stark reminder that the fight for equality is exigent and ongoing.
By Alain Decaux. 2006
In this compelling biography, Alain Decaux presents Paul as a man of exceptional passion and conviction, courage and faith, yet…one branded by human contradictions, self-doubt, and personal weakness. Evoking memories of visits he has made to places where the Apostle lived and traveled, Decaux fuses the past with the present to offer and imaginative yet authentic vision of St. Pauls extraordinary story. Beautiful artwork images of the Apostle enrich the text, along with photos relating to Pauls travels.
By Michelle Obama. 2004
Nesta nova edição de Becoming – A minha história, Michelle Obama conta toda a sua história às novas gerações, com…a honestidade, o humor e a simplicidade que a distinguem. Ao partilhar as suas alegrias e triunfos, bem como as dificuldades, tristezas e desafios que encontrou pelo caminho, Michelle Obama convida os jovens leitores a refletir sobre quem são e que história querem escrever para si mesmos. Michelle Robinson nasceu na zona sul de Chicago. Apesar das suas origens humildes, viria a tornar-se Michelle Obama, a inspiradora e poderosa primeira-dama dos Estados Unidos. Com o seu marido, Barack Obama, eleito o quadragésimo quarto presidente, seriam a primeira família negra na Casa Branca e serviriam o país por dois mandatos. Michelle cresceu num apartamento no andar superior da casa da sua tia-avó, onde partilhava o quarto com o irmão mais velho, Craig. Os pais, Fraser e Marian, inundaram-nos de amor e energia. O pai, que Michelle adorava, ensinou-os a trabalhar arduamente, a cumprir a sua palavra e a não esquecer de rir. A mãe ajudou-os a pensar pela própria cabeça, usar a sua voz e não ter medo. Mas a vida não tardou a levá-la para longe da casa da família. Com determinação, planos cuidadosamente traçados e ambição de ir longe, Michelle estava ansiosa por expandir a esfera da sua vida para fora da escola em Chicago. Foi estudar para a Universidade de Princeton, onde aprendeu o que era ser a única mulher negra na sala. Mais tarde, entrou na Faculdade de Direito de Harvard e, depois de se formar, voltou para Chicago, onde se tornou uma influente advogada. No entanto, os seus planos mudaram quando conheceu e se apaixonou por Barack Obama. Decidida a encontrar o equilíbrio entre o trabalho, o casamento e o desafio deser mãe de duas filhas, Michelle Obama descreve a sua viragem para a vida política e o impacto que teve na família a ascensão política do marido e a campanha para a presidência. Ao mesmo tempo que partilha o glamour dos vestidos de baile e das viagens pelo mundo, relata a dificuldade de confortar famílias que sofreram tragédias. No seu tempo como primeira-dama, conseguiu estar presente nas competições de natação das filhas e assistir a peças de teatro nas suas escolas sem chamar a atenção, enquanto lançava e defendia variadíssimas iniciativas, sobretudo as dedicadas às crianças. Acima de tudo, este livro é o relato honesto e fascinante da vida de Michelle Obama, que se tem dedicado a inspirar pelo exemplo as novas gerações. Nele, Michelle Obama partilha a sua crença no poder dos jovens para se ajudarem a si mesmos e uns aos outros, venham de onde vierem. E reforça a ideia de que ninguém é perfeito. O que verdadeiramente importa é o processo de nos tornarmos no que queremos ser, porque encontrar a nossa própria história é um caminho em constante evolução, e o mais importante da nossa vida. Com este testemunho corajoso da sua própria história, Michelle Obama lança um desafio aos jovens leitores: «Quem és tu e quem queres vir a ser?»
By Barack Obama. 2009
Un relato cautivador y personal de la historia según se va forjando, del presidente que nos ha inspirado a creer…en el poder de la democracia. En este extraordinario primer volumen de sus esperadas memorias presidenciales, Barack Obama narra la historia de su sorprendente evolución de ser un joven en busca de su identidad a convertirse en líder del mundo occidental, describiendo con increíble detalle tanto su formación política como los momentos cumbre del primer período de su histórica presidencia, una época de una gran conmoción y de profunda transformación. Obama invita a sus lectores a un viaje cautivador que va desde sus más tempranas aspiraciones políticas, pasando por la decisiva victoria de Iowa que demostró el poder del activismo comunitario, hasta la emotiva noche del 4 de noviembre de 2008, cuando fue elegido el presidente número 44 de los Estados Unidos, convirtiéndose en el primer afroamericano en ocupar el más alto cargo de la nación. El autor reflexiona sobre la presidencia ofreciendo un análisis único y profundo tanto del alcance como de los límites que tiene el poder presidencial, y brinda una visión singular sobre el funcionamiento de la política bipartidista de los Estados Unidos y la diplomacia internacional. Obama lleva a los lectores al interior de la Oficina Oval y de la Sala de Crisis de la Casa Blanca, a Moscú, Cairo, y Beijing, entre otros lugares. Somos espectadores de su pensamiento mientras compone su gabinete, lidia con una crisis financiera global, mide a Vladimir Putin, vence obstáculos aparentemente insuperables para lograr la aprobación del Affordable Care Act, se enfrenta a generales sobre la estrategia de Estados Unidos en Afganistán, aborda la reforma de Wall Street, responde al devastador derrame de petróleo de Deepwater Horizon, y autoriza la Operación Neptune Spear que termina con la muerte de Osama bin Laden. Una tierra prometida esexcepcionalmente íntimo y reflexivo, narra la apuesta de un hombre con la historia, la fe de un organizador comunitario puesto a prueba ante el mundo. Obama expone el difícil equilibrio entre hacer campaña política como afroamericano -cargando con las expectativas de una generación ilusionada por ideales como «esperanza y cambio»- y enfrentar el desafío moral de tomar decisiones de gran trascendencia. Obama habla con franqueza de la fuerte oposición que sufrió tanto en su país como en el extranjero, revela cómo la vida en la Casa Blanca afectó a su esposa y a sus hijas, y no teme confesar sus inseguridades ni decepciones. Sin embargo, nunca duda de su convicción de que, dentro del gran experimento americano, el progreso siempre es posible. Este libro escrito magistralmente refleja la convicción de Barack Obama de que la democracia no es un regalo divino, sino algo cimentado en la empatía y el común acuerdo, que construimos juntos día a día.