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The Dream Begins - Reviews

The Dream Begins

Born and raised in the most multicultural state in the union, United States presidential candidate Barack Obama bears the indelible stamp of his native Hawai‘i. Here is a coming-of-age story set in Hawai‘i’s storied “melting pot”—a revealing look at what makes Obama tick.


Honolulu Weekly—"A different kind of leader"

HONOLULU Magazine—"Obama's Hawaii Childhood"

Honolulu Star Bulletin—"New book on Obama fills niche in local boy’s story"

Other Media

Mercury News—Author Stu Glauberman interviewed in article "Obama's challenge: Make America see his life story as American"

Press Releases

The Dream Begins: How Hawai‘i Shaped Barack Obama—New Book Delves into Obama’s Years in Hawai‘i