Today, I managed to drag myself out of my apartment where I’ve been hiding for the past four days, so I could pick up my mail from the post office. It turns out that I received several Christmas gifts from my peeps; a one year subscription to one of the top peer-reviewed journals, Science magazine (YIPPEE!), and another book by Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (New York: Crown; 2006). Already, I am more than halfway through Obama’s first book, which is very well-written — so well-written that Obama could make a living as a writer, in my humble opinion. I plan to review both of Obama’s books together soon on my blog.