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Dreams from My Father / Flat Earth News

ISBN: 978-1847670946 / ISBN: 978-0099512684

8 September 2009

These books featured in Richard Barr's latest 'tales from practice' article.

Dreams from My Father

This book traces his childhood, adolescence and first tentative steps into politics. It is very candid about his past, and there is no pussyfooting around: he smoked marijuana, got drunk and was occasionally violent. He had moments of apathy and self doubt as he moved towards the goal that he eventually realised.

It is also interesting to learn that the future president worked on a building site, travelled on crowded buses in Kenya and suffered the same shyness with the opposite sex as the rest of us. He is also pretty good at putting on different accents when he reads.

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