Two well-known books about Barack Obama's life are "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" and "Barack Obama: The Story." "Dreams from My Father" is an autobiography written by Obama himself, while "Barack Obama: The Story" is the work of author David Maraniss.
"Dreams from My Father" was first published on August 10, 2004. It is an autobiography detailing the trials of life Obama faced growing up with a white mother and black father. "Barack Obama: The Story," published in January 2013, uses letters, journal entries, interviews and other documentation to present a biographical picture of Obama.