Barack Obama is a Grammy Winner!!!

Barack Obama won his first Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir "Dreams from My Father," which claimed the prize for best spoken word.

July 18, 2016Posted by : The Booknerds

Barack Obama is a Grammy Winner!!!

Barack Obama won his first Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir "Dreams from My Father," which claimed the prize for best spoken word."Dreams from My Father" was originally published in book form in 1995, but it was re-released in print with audio spinoff after he delivered the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

In 2007, as Barack Obama prepared to claim the nomination at the next Democratic National Convention, he won another Grammy for the audio version of his book "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream".

Obama was not present at the Grammys to accept either victory.

Book: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Paperback: 464 pages

Publisher: RHC; Main edition (5 June 2008)

Author: Barack Obama

Excerpts:

“That's just how white folks will do you. It wasn't merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn't know they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserved of their scorn.”

 â€œBut you see, a rich country like America can perhaps afford to be stupid.” 

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Book: The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: RHC; Main edition (7 February 2008)

Author: Barack Obama

Excerpts: “I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody's religious beliefs -including my own- on nonbelievers.”

“We think of faith as a source of comfort and understanding but find our expressions of faith sowing division; we believe ourselves to be a tolerant people even as racial, religious, and cultural tensions roil the landscape. And instead of resolving these tensions or mediating these conflicts, our politics fans them, exploits them,and drives us further apart.”

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