Craig Robinson is Michelle Obama's brother. You knew that, right? I'm sure you did... but if you think that the fact that he has written a book is only because he knew that he would find a publisher to put out anything that he wrote down just because he is the President's brother in law.... well, you might be right about that, too. You know how it is... there is always someone who wants to cash in on someone else's celebrity, isn't there? As true as those statements might be, they aren't the case when it comes to Craig Robinson's book "A Game of Character", because Mr. Robinson has some things to say that I think you'll like.
From what I read in this book, it is clear that Craig Robinson was shaped by the way he was raised... as most of us are. He was raised by hard working parents who instilled the values that we so frequently talk about in America, but don't always see. This book is going to inspire you.... and it won't matter a bit if you are a Republican, a Democrat, and Independent, or a None-of-the-abover.
If you happen to be a big fan of either Barack or Michelle Obama (and I openly confess to my own admiration of our President and his wife) you are likely to enjoy this book based on that alone, even though this book isn't about them. If you aren't particularly enamored of the President, you needn't worry, because this book isn't a love letter the the President or his wife.
If you are a sports fan, you will like this book, and if you aren't a sports fan, there is plenty for you, too, because this book isn't a love letter to the game of basketball, either.
To tell you the truth, I don't care much for basketball... so reading this book wasn't some sort of vicarious thrill ride for me. I'm not particulalry interested in Robinson's Ivy League education, or his success in the corporate world, even though rising to a Vice Presidency at Morgan Stanley is no mean feat. What I am interested in, as a family man, is the core of this book.
This is a book about character. This is a book about the rewards of hard work and effort. This is a book about determination. This is a book about respect.
Craig Robonson writes in a clean, conversational style, and if you don't get anything else out of this book, you will leave believing in the value of strong families, hardwork, study, love, and discipline.
You won't be disappointed.
Disclaimer: This review is presented as part of a TLC book tour. Although I was provided a free copy of the book, I was not compensated in any other way, nor was my review influenced by that fact.