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The Amateur
The Amateur
Author: Edward Klein
Klein, who is known for getting the inside scoop on everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons, reveals never-before-published details about the Obama administration's political inner workings, as well as Barack and Michelle's personal lives.
ISBN-13: 9781596987852
ISBN-10: 1596987855
Publication Date: 5/15/2012
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Nothing surprising in this book, but it is a good read. It just confirms my beliefs about Obama. It seems like he is in his own world doing what Obama wants to do, not what American citizens want or need.
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Helpful Score: 3
Klein brings forth some interesting information from interviews with those who know or have met Barack Obama, but there are really no bombshells or revelations in this book. The first part of the book was the most interesting as it deals with Obama's personality and his method of dealing with people. There are gossipy chapters about his rift with the Caroline Kennedy and Oprah that some readers will enjoy. The second half deals with policy.

The book is short and is a quick read. I doubt it will change any minds about the President one way or another. It will confirm to conservatives that Obama is an egotistical, narcissist who promotes far-left policies and it will be considered a hack piece by those on the left.

I didn't learn much from this book and that is why I can only give it 3.5 stars ( and that's generous).
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easy to read, also factual. The author didn't excuse the subject b/c he is an amateur.