A Promised Land by Barack Obama Barack Obama, writes well, its humorous, engaging and very relatable. This is the first of two volumes, its a thoughtful look into the life of an amazing man. From childhood, adolescence, career and into his first term of the presidency, Barack Obama has written a very by partisan book there was no bashing of other parties or people. What I really liked though was his obvious love for his family, country and its citizens. 4 stars.