Sunday, May 18, 2008

Obama on Obama

“Barack is worth millions now,” Mr. Osnos said. “It’s almost all based on these two books, two books not based on a job of prodigious research or risking one’s life as a reporter in Iraq. He has written about himself. Being able to take your own life story and turn it into this incredibly lucrative franchise, it’s a stunning fact.”

That is the last paragraph of a fascinating 3-pager from today's NY Times on Barak Obama, the book writer.
It is much to the credit of the article's author, Janny Scott, that this piece is neither overly critical not over-praising, but a well-balanced account of a man and how he got to be standing where he is today.

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