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Homeland Elegies was certainly a thinker. Through a series of personal essays, the author Ayad Akhtar, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, provides a striking meditation on what it is to be American and how we got to this place.
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Author of two other books, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams From My Father, not to mention the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama’s memoir, A Promised Land, covers his decision to run for President, the campaign, his first two years as president and ends with the killing of Osama Bin Laden. There will be another volume, of which a publication date has not been set.
So, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that, in trying to motivate myself to close the book gap I had hoped to close in the summer time, I challenged myself to read 5 books before the end of the Labor Day weekend. I chose the five books, posted about it on the ‘gram to hold myself accountable and then tried to consume as many words and pages as possible while still living my life. And I did live to tell the tale, which I’ll share here.