Reading As of Now:

Dreams from my Father - by President Obama. Well, all I can really say is that he writes almost as beautifully as he speaks. Very impressive memoir of someone in search of origins to define himself. All the more impressive when listened to - I heard a snatch on the radio - you can fully appreciate the rhythm of his language when it is read aloud. Also worth noting that his writing captures not only his own (and others) voice of dissaffected youth but is equally accomplished in capturing a sense of place for the reader.