Obama Discusses Latest Book “A Promised Land”

Link to free interview by noted author Wilkerson March 29

Former President Barack Obama will discuss his highly acclaimed new book “A Promised Land” with Pulitzer award-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in a free, virtual interview on March 29 at 7:00 p.m.   The link to be invited is:


This first book by former President Obama is a powerful and revealing autobiography of his years running for public office and in the White House.  The interview by Wilkerson is pre-recorded and a link will be emailed to those who register on the day of the program.

In the words of the publisher, Barnes and Noble, the book itself takes the reader from the earliest days in political life, through the fateful decisions to run for the U.S. Senate from Illinois and his election as our first African American president, to the many critical moments of his historic presidency.

The reader sees behind the scenes of American politics and the limits of presidential power, plus insights into international relations – as relevant today as they were during his term of office.

In particular, he reflects on the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the devastating recession he faced, and U.S. strategy in Afghanistan – all problems that President Biden is concerned with now.

He is frank and open as well about the impact of our highest office on relations his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters, Sasha and Malia.

(Information for this article was adapted from the Barnes and Noble website by Globe Times staff)

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