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  • Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming

    Justin Webb, Mail on Sunday
  • Beautifully written and disarmingly candid . . . leavened with telling asides, poignant vignettes, painterly character sketches and an occasional corker of a joke

    Tony Allen-Mills, The Sunday Times
  • As a work of political literature A Promised Land is impressive. Obama is a gifted writer

    Gary Younge, Guardian
  • Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come . . . the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The New York Times
  • What is unexpected in A Promised Land is not its literary elegance but the former president's candour

    David Olusoga, Observer
  • Deeply enjoyable . . . Obama is such a fluent and warm writer and so good at describing events and people

    Daily Express
  • Beautifully written . . . it's probably the best volume of autobiography from a former president in modern times

    Sean O'Grady, Independent, *****
  • Remarkably candid and beautifully written . . . It should bring inspiration for we Brits who want to build our own version of inclusive patriotism here at home

    David Lammy, i
  • Gives a very human insight into the White House

  • To keep company with his elegant prose, complex conscience and unmistakable intelligence is a cool drink of water after four years of the other guy . . .

    Sam Leith, Spectator

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