Insightful, informative, and unflinching in its detail, A Promised Land is an excellent autobiography that gives readers an inside look at how politics is done in Washington, D.C. Former President Barack Obama delivers an open and honest assessment of his choices and policies during his first few years in office (spoiler alert: this is volume one of two books), and lets us in on his internal struggles with various decisions he had to make as president, and the victories or fallouts that resulted.

While it’s definitely a lengthy book, A Promised Land is a page-turner and a must-read for those interested in American politics or for fans of Barack Obama and his presidency.

I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next volume!