Well, better late than never, and well worth taking the time to read this well-known book by Obama, published in 2006. One of the most interesting aspects for me came about precisely because I read it so long after it was written — pondering Obama’s views of 8 years ago in light of his subsequent time in the White House, where the pressures are greater. Is he still able to follow his values to the extent he did as an Illinois senator? (not that it was a walk in the park then, either) I was impressed that he never demonized or canonized one side or the other. He found strengths and weaknesses in both Democrats and Republicans.