Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance will be reissued at the end of August. If they want a bestseller, they should release an audio version with Obama doing the reading. I had Emily Dickinson shivers during the whole second half of his speech — and I’m a Canadian. That’s not the usual Canadian reaction to a rousing patriotic speech, particularly to an American one. The shivers didn’t lessen my schoolmarmish tendencies any, though. I kept trying to give the evil eye — right through the television screen — to all the people in the audience moving around, chatting, and waving at each other while Obama spoke.
There are already two first editions of the book for sale on Amazon, priced at $279.99 and $480.00.
Via Publishers Lunch.