The memoir of former President Barack Obama has broken records and reviews have been steadily coming in. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie did an in-depth review of Obama’s latest work in the New York Times. Here are 7 takeaways from Adichie’s NYT book review of Obama’s new ‘A Promised Land’ book.
1. Obama is a fine writer
Adichie starts his review by acknowledging what many already know, Obama is a fine writer. It is, in fact, her very first sentence. She then details exactly why she chose to open her review this way.
“It is not merely that this book avoids being ponderous, as might be expected, even forgiven, of a hefty memoir, but that it is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid,” Adichie says. “His focus is more political than personal, but when he does write about his family it is with a beauty Click here to read entire article