How Many Books Has Obama Written?

President Obama has written three books during his lifetime. Two of them are non-fiction works about his time in office, and one is a children’s book.

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Preface: How Many Books Has Obama Written?

Preface: How Many Books Has Obama Written?

In his relatively short time on the national stage, Barack Obama has managed to write not one, but two bestselling books. His first, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, was published in 1995 to critical acclaim. His follow-up work, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, was an instant bestseller when it was released in October 2006.

Chapter 1: The Early Years

In his first book, “Dreams from My Father,” Obama chronicles his childhood and young adult years. He was born in 1961 to a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya. His parents met while they were students at the University of Hawaii. They divorced when Obama was just two years old, and he only saw his father once more before he died in an automobile accident in 1982.

Obama’s mother later married an Indonesian man, and the family moved to Jakarta when Obama was six years old. He attended a Catholic school for two years before moving to a public school. In 1971, he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents so he could attend the prestigious Punahou School.

After graduating from high school, Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years before transferring to Columbia University in New York City. He graduated with a degree in political science in 1983.

Chapter 2: The Road to the White House

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was the first African American to be elected as the 44th President of the United States, representing the Democratic Party. Obama previously served as a U.S. Senator from January 2005 until he resigned on November 16, 2008, following his election to the presidency. As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to require disclosure of lobbyists’ contacts with members of Congress and their staffs. He also made official visits to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. On June 3, 2008, Obama secured enough pledged delegates to become the presumptive nominee of his party for President, becoming the first major party African American candidate for President

Chapter 3: The White House Years

During his time in the White House, Obama published three books: Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, and Of Thee I Sing. Although he wrote them while he was in office, they were all best-sellers and received critical acclaim.

Chapter 4: The Post-White House Years

In the years since leaving office, President Barack Obama has kept busy with a number of different projects. In addition to founding the Obama Foundation, he has also written multiple books. As of 2021, he has published three books: A Promised Land, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, and The Audacity of Hope.

Conclusion: How Many Books Has Obama Written?

In conclusion, we can see that Obama has published three books during his lifetime. Two of those were published before he became President, and one was published after he left office. All of his books have been well-received by critics and popular audiences alike. Obama is clearly a skilled writer, and it appears that he has a talent for choosing interesting topics to write about. We can only hope that he continues to write and share his thoughts with the world in the years to come.


-Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995)
-The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (2006)
-Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010)
-The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010)

Further Reading

Since leaving office, Barack Obama has written two books: “A Promised Land” and “The Audacity of Hope.” He has also authored a children’s book, “Of Thee I Sing.”

About the Author

Born in 1961, Barack Obama is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to hold the office and was previously a U.S. Senator from Illinois. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and spent his childhood in Indonesia and later moved to New York City to attend Columbia University. After graduating from Columbia in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. He then attended Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree in 1991.


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