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Presidential hopeful, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and rising star of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination answers his most-asked question: Who is Herman Cain? When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins. If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talkin Presidential hopeful, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and rising star of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination answers his most-asked question: Who is Herman Cain? When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins. If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man of the people with blunt assessments of what America needs. Originally overlooked by mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is truly a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” but no longer one who is being ignored. BUT WHO IS HE? While Herman Cain has been the host of a popular conservative Atlanta-area radio talk show called The Herman Cain Show, a different name originally captured American interest. As CEO, Herman Cain transformed Godfather’s Pizza from a company teetering on the verge of bankruptcy into a household word. Cain—as those with an interest in commonsense solutions to political problems will remember—is also famous for using the language and logic of everyday business to expose the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions about “Hillarycare” during a 1994 televised town hall meeting. WHAT IS HIS STORY? Herman Cain’s rise is the embodiment of the American dream. His parents, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a living the only way black people could in the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down three jobs, including being a chauffeur; Lenora cleaned houses. They had two big dreams: to buy a house and to see their sons graduate from college. With dedication and hard work, they made both these dreams come true. In this thrilling memoir, Herman Cain describes his past and present . . . and the future he is determined to create, a future that will put our country back on track. His message resonates because he describes the American reality, and his down-to-earth personal tale of hope and hard work is both unforgettable and inspirational. *** What is it in my DNA that years ago prompted me to forgo the ease of cruise control and take on the enormous challenge of doing my part toward making America a better place for my granddaughter and the generations to come? Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to think of myself as a “victim” of racism? What is it that motivates me to insist on defining my identity in terms of “ABC”—as being American first, black second, and Conservative third? Just who is Herman Cain? And how did I get this way? Just a hint: it may have had something to do with lessons learned from my parents, Lenora and Luther Cain, Jr. —From This Is Herman


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Presidential hopeful, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and rising star of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination answers his most-asked question: Who is Herman Cain? When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins. If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talkin Presidential hopeful, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and rising star of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination answers his most-asked question: Who is Herman Cain? When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins. If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man of the people with blunt assessments of what America needs. Originally overlooked by mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is truly a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” but no longer one who is being ignored. BUT WHO IS HE? While Herman Cain has been the host of a popular conservative Atlanta-area radio talk show called The Herman Cain Show, a different name originally captured American interest. As CEO, Herman Cain transformed Godfather’s Pizza from a company teetering on the verge of bankruptcy into a household word. Cain—as those with an interest in commonsense solutions to political problems will remember—is also famous for using the language and logic of everyday business to expose the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions about “Hillarycare” during a 1994 televised town hall meeting. WHAT IS HIS STORY? Herman Cain’s rise is the embodiment of the American dream. His parents, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a living the only way black people could in the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down three jobs, including being a chauffeur; Lenora cleaned houses. They had two big dreams: to buy a house and to see their sons graduate from college. With dedication and hard work, they made both these dreams come true. In this thrilling memoir, Herman Cain describes his past and present . . . and the future he is determined to create, a future that will put our country back on track. His message resonates because he describes the American reality, and his down-to-earth personal tale of hope and hard work is both unforgettable and inspirational. *** What is it in my DNA that years ago prompted me to forgo the ease of cruise control and take on the enormous challenge of doing my part toward making America a better place for my granddaughter and the generations to come? Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to think of myself as a “victim” of racism? What is it that motivates me to insist on defining my identity in terms of “ABC”—as being American first, black second, and Conservative third? Just who is Herman Cain? And how did I get this way? Just a hint: it may have had something to do with lessons learned from my parents, Lenora and Luther Cain, Jr. —From This Is Herman

30 review for This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

  1. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Graham

    I was super excited when Herman Cain won the Republican party nomination for the presidency of the United States in 2012, but very disappointed when he wound up losing to that other "black" guy on the ballot (view spoiler)[He's only half black! (hide spoiler)] . His campaign song still always makes me feel nostalgic for that one time I sang it at karaoke, though. I was super excited when Herman Cain won the Republican party nomination for the presidency of the United States in 2012, but very disappointed when he wound up losing to that other "black" guy on the ballot (view spoiler)[He's only half black! (hide spoiler)] . His campaign song still always makes me feel nostalgic for that one time I sang it at karaoke, though.

  2. 4 out of 5

    deLille

    What an amazing contrast this book is to other books that have been "written" by political candidates. I put the word written in quotes because it's pretty obvious that while other political candidates who have written books have had input and final approval on what goes into their book, their books are almost certainly written by an editor. Not so with "This is Herman Cain!" This book sounds like Cain wrote it all by himself. Furthermore, it sounds like he wrote his book by borrowing heavily fr What an amazing contrast this book is to other books that have been "written" by political candidates. I put the word written in quotes because it's pretty obvious that while other political candidates who have written books have had input and final approval on what goes into their book, their books are almost certainly written by an editor. Not so with "This is Herman Cain!" This book sounds like Cain wrote it all by himself. Furthermore, it sounds like he wrote his book by borrowing heavily from various speeches he's given in the past and filling in the blanks to connect the dots. From a literary perspective, this book rates about a '1' -- Cain is not a writer by any means -- but from a candor and honesty perspective, it's a '5'. Hence, I'm rating this book overall as a '3'. At this time, when I'm writing this review (October 29, 2011), Cain is leading in the national polls, but the other Republican candidates (with the possible exception of Gingrich) are not taking him seriously as a candidate. Cain clearly does not fit the mold of a traditional Republican candidate, and therefore, many pundits are claiming that Cain is only using the Republican primary as a way to promote his book. Well, after reading the book, you realize how ridiculous that is. "This is Herman Cain!" is not a book in as much as it is an extended resume on someone who is applying for a job. The book attempts to succinctly encapsulate what Herman Cain is about, from a professional, theological and political standpoint. Cain tends to treat himself as a product he's pitching, describing himself in terms of what this presidential candidate offers and doesn't offer. And no, this product is delivered "as is", you can't customize it. Take it or leave it. I find this approach almost embarrassing (can a political candidate really do that and get away with it?) to being a delightful contrast to the waxing philosophical and lyrical prose that I found in the last political candidate's book I read, Obama's "The Audacity of Hope". In the review I wrote on Obama's book, I described the book like a Mudslide (the alcoholic drink) -- it goes down awfully smooth and leaves you with a slightly intoxicated feeling. By contrast, Herman's book is like a shot of whiskey: it's fast, straight up, and gets the job done. No embellishments, no garnishments, no colorful umbrellas propped up on the side.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lillie

    It's no secret that I have been a supporter of Herman Cain since before he formally announced his candidacy for President. This book just reinforced my enthusiasm for his leadership. I appreciate that every chapter begins with a Scripture, and he talks openly about his faith. He says, "I won't avoid doing what is right just because the job is difficult." He points out some reasons the political establishment doesn't like him, but those traits are reasons for conservatives to love him: "1.I don't It's no secret that I have been a supporter of Herman Cain since before he formally announced his candidacy for President. This book just reinforced my enthusiasm for his leadership. I appreciate that every chapter begins with a Scripture, and he talks openly about his faith. He says, "I won't avoid doing what is right just because the job is difficult." He points out some reasons the political establishment doesn't like him, but those traits are reasons for conservatives to love him: "1.I don't claim to know everything. 2. I don't pander to groups. 3. I am terrible at political correctness." His modus operandi throughout his life has been to surround himself with knowledgeable people who will speak their mind, to identify the problem, to make moral decisions based on the best information, and to take action. He says, "There is a big difference between leadership and position-ship," and he has demonstrated leadership.

  4. 4 out of 5

    David

    More interesting than your usual "I grew up poor, please elect me" campaign book, Cain comes across as a likeable, hard-working guy who succeeded at everything he tried, and eventually became convinced that he could win the Presidency armed with nothing more than hard work, likeability, and a clutch of barstool bromides: "Foreign policy? I'll support our friends and get tough with our enemies." "Immigration? Build a big moat with alligators in it." "The economy? Create jobs and get America back More interesting than your usual "I grew up poor, please elect me" campaign book, Cain comes across as a likeable, hard-working guy who succeeded at everything he tried, and eventually became convinced that he could win the Presidency armed with nothing more than hard work, likeability, and a clutch of barstool bromides: "Foreign policy? I'll support our friends and get tough with our enemies." "Immigration? Build a big moat with alligators in it." "The economy? Create jobs and get America back to work!" Straight talk (as John McCain used to call it) is great, but Cain seems to believe it's all you need. It makes you wonder if being a CEO is easier than we think.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I love the way Mr. Cain begins each chapter with a scripture verse. That says a lot about his foundation and character. The sharing of his failure to maintain a B average in college, showed his humanity. Mr. Cain's book was better than his presidential campaign. his life is a testimony of the goodness of God and the ability to stand on God's promises when life gets rough. In his closing chapter Mr.Cain wrote a clear picture, of what his leadership in the White house would look like. To bad the me I love the way Mr. Cain begins each chapter with a scripture verse. That says a lot about his foundation and character. The sharing of his failure to maintain a B average in college, showed his humanity. Mr. Cain's book was better than his presidential campaign. his life is a testimony of the goodness of God and the ability to stand on God's promises when life gets rough. In his closing chapter Mr.Cain wrote a clear picture, of what his leadership in the White house would look like. To bad the media's treatment of his past, caused an untimely end to his campaign.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    On Oct. 31, 2011, Herman Cain was the front runner in polls for the 2012 Republican nomination to be president. But he had to answer questions for the first time after a political hit job the previous day, doubtless orchestrated by a rival, revealed long-hidden sexual harassment allegations by two of his former employees during his leadership of the National Restaurant Association a decade previous. I reported on the occasion at the National Press Club. In prepared remarks, Cain moved smoothly th On Oct. 31, 2011, Herman Cain was the front runner in polls for the 2012 Republican nomination to be president. But he had to answer questions for the first time after a political hit job the previous day, doubtless orchestrated by a rival, revealed long-hidden sexual harassment allegations by two of his former employees during his leadership of the National Restaurant Association a decade previous. I reported on the occasion at the National Press Club. In prepared remarks, Cain moved smoothly through his billionaire-friendly "9-9-9" tax plan and other free market bromides. Then he gamely answered moderator and audience questions that would lead after additional revelations to his withdrawal from the campaign. Overall, Cain was friendly, engaging, and managed to end the tough Q&A on a high note -- by singing the gospel song "Amazing Grace" a Capella. Memories of that performance loom large as I rate his book generously at 2 stars. His campaign book is subtitled, "My Journey to the White House." That subtitle illustrates the hokum and other self-promotion throughout the under-sized 5.5 x 8.5-in book, whose 222 pages are padded out with more than 50 pages of campaign materials. The book has no index or footnotes. It's bombast and rhetoric for the most part. Yet an interesting story exists of the chauffeur's son who advanced so far, overcoming stage four cancer along the way. I chatted with Cain briefly on his big day in October 2011, and found him to be friendly and even cracking a joke. The personality seeps through in the book, nudging it up from the one-star status that is the most logical alternative to my rating for it here.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan Jordan

    A number of people said Herman Cain ran for president in order to promote his book. Had they actually read the book, they would have known that the book was written to promote the candidacy. As a Herman Cain supporter from well before he announced his candidacy, a lot of it was old news to me. He writes just like he speaks and many times as I was reading I could hear his voice speaking the words. The book reads like a pamphlet, not a detailed autobiography but a great overview of what the man st A number of people said Herman Cain ran for president in order to promote his book. Had they actually read the book, they would have known that the book was written to promote the candidacy. As a Herman Cain supporter from well before he announced his candidacy, a lot of it was old news to me. He writes just like he speaks and many times as I was reading I could hear his voice speaking the words. The book reads like a pamphlet, not a detailed autobiography but a great overview of what the man stands for and how he hoped to change things. I went to hear Mr. Cain speak on several occasions and had the honor of meeting him once. He was a kind, genuine man who came across as honest and sincere and unfortunately we will never know what could have been. The man in the book and in person comes across as the real deal, "a leader, not a reader".

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This book gave the reader a chance to really know what Herman Cain thinks about a variety of issues as well as his incredible life story. This book should be read by everyone who plans to vote in the next Presidential election. It should also be required reading for any political candidate in order to allow the public to make their full and honest acquaintance. Unfortunately, that's a pipe dream since most "politicians" are incapable to telling the truth or being honest with anyone in their cons This book gave the reader a chance to really know what Herman Cain thinks about a variety of issues as well as his incredible life story. This book should be read by everyone who plans to vote in the next Presidential election. It should also be required reading for any political candidate in order to allow the public to make their full and honest acquaintance. Unfortunately, that's a pipe dream since most "politicians" are incapable to telling the truth or being honest with anyone in their constituency.

  9. 5 out of 5

    David

    Mr. Cain does an effective job describing his background, accomplishments and plans to put this nation back on the right track. He said up front that he doesn't have all the answers, but no one does. He has outlined the Cain Doctrine that would bring businesses back to the US and an estimated timeline of what he plans to accomplish. This is the kind of leader I would like to see in the White House.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lyle Beefelt

    I thought Herman Cain's story of growing up and making it to the top in business was an inspiring story of rhe American Dream. In hindsight, we know that the avalanche of accusations ended his white house bid. Still, here is an accomplished man, one of our great business leaders and a candidate that was not afraid to challenge the status quo - On policy or campaign tactics.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Chunyang Ding

    A great comedy. This was an interesting book about former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain, and about his life. While it was rather amusing, it reinforced my opinion that this is not a very serious man. The tone and writing style does not seem nearly as professional as other candidates, nor does Cain's experiences make me actually want him as a president at all.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jake Danishevsky

    I think it is a well organized and very easy to read book. I finished the first chapter, before I even left the store. He is very inspiring person. He is a perfect example of how someone with all the opportunities and will to succeed can accomplish anything. Herman Cain and this wonderful book is a true American success story and I highly recommend the book to anyone.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Louis

    A wonderful read. He speaks and writes very eloquently. He gives a great chronology of his life as a child through his accomplishments to the present. I believe he his a true American Patriot and Conservative. Spelled with a big c. America needs you, Mr. Cain.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joe Faust

    I don't care for the autobiography as a form because they are always so self-serving. But this book serves Cain well, answering lots of questions about the candidate. I'm voting for him.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    A funny thing happened to conservative GOP candidate Herman Cain on his 2011 journey to America’s Oval Office. The mainstream media basically tarred and feathered the loveable business executive and ran him out of town. You won’t find any of that dirt in this book. Whether Cain knew at the time he wrote it that he would eventually have to explain his own alleged Monica Lewinsky moments is not clear. Perhaps that would be good material for his next book. This one reads like an expanded political c A funny thing happened to conservative GOP candidate Herman Cain on his 2011 journey to America’s Oval Office. The mainstream media basically tarred and feathered the loveable business executive and ran him out of town. You won’t find any of that dirt in this book. Whether Cain knew at the time he wrote it that he would eventually have to explain his own alleged Monica Lewinsky moments is not clear. Perhaps that would be good material for his next book. This one reads like an expanded political campaign brochure. Perhaps it was meant to be such. In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, it’s not that that’s a bad thing. In these 222 pages, you’ll learn about Cain’s roots, his early years, his education, his remarkable business career. Along the way, Cain lays out some sound business principles as well as some very practical ideas on how to become, (what Cain calls), your own “C-E-O of Self.” Perhaps the most compelling chapter, chapter seven, details how stage four cancer almost derailed the “Cain train” several years before he became a political figure. Anyone who survives both colon and liver cancer deserves our attention and respect. What should really capture your attention is Cain’s confidence. At the time of this writing, Cain was so confident that he was going to be our nation’s 45th President that he includes the major platforms in his own “Cain Doctrine.” Beyond that, Cain even details what “The Cain Administration” will be doing in Washington, D.C. during his first ninety days in office. If you want to go even deeper, in several appendices, Cain outlines what he would do with Afghanistan and China. Beyond foreign affairs, Cain digs into how “President Herman Cain” feels about domestic affairs, such as the economy, education, energy, entitlements, governmental regulation, government spending, health care, labor unions, national security, social security, tax cuts, etc. For political conservatives, the real heartbreak here is not the fact that the “Cain train” never made it to the D.C. station. The tragedy is; America will now probably never know if his policies would’ve worked.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Zachary Guthrie

    Well, Herman Cain ultimately failed to achieve the Presidency. But, Cain's book demonstrates a simple message of what could have happeened. From his humble beginnings to his speeches in Greenville, SC, and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, the Cain's career path developed out of hard work, determination, and focus. However, the right question needed to be asked. According to Cain's philosophy, this practical convention leads men into the most success in their careers. I disagree with Cain's premise in Well, Herman Cain ultimately failed to achieve the Presidency. But, Cain's book demonstrates a simple message of what could have happeened. From his humble beginnings to his speeches in Greenville, SC, and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, the Cain's career path developed out of hard work, determination, and focus. However, the right question needed to be asked. According to Cain's philosophy, this practical convention leads men into the most success in their careers. I disagree with Cain's premise in the book and this practical convention left alone. Utilitarinism and politics alone cannot bring a man to withstand the political turmoil required out of every American citizen to run in the political sphere at any level. But, the spirit of Cain's soul shouts as a convicting sign of doing the right thing; but doing the right thing empty of God's redemption and glory remains a filthy rag. Cain mentions God throughout the book and recognizes the divine guidance in his life through his business/political sucesses and failures. But, I failed to see a born-again soteriology in the book. I wonder about Cain's soul and his position with Christ. At that, I leave the condition of his soul up to him and God. In context, I was there at the Wisconsin Dells event and heard him "announce" the possibility of running for President. I knew at that moment Cain would keep his end of the bargain. He put on a cowboy hat, meant the words, and kept them. Although at the time I was in suspense like the rest of the audience, I did not forget Cain's demeanor. That same demeanor is present within this book, but the circumstances have now been revealed two years later. Now, what will American's do when politics and religion are not enough to keep America, America? What will the Christians do to raise the saving message of the Gospel? And, what will these believers do in service to their country? Cain wants every American to be involved, informed, and active. This message was to everybody. So, I say, "What will Christian's do in service to their country and obedience to God?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    This is my review of the book, not the candidate. I try to read all the Presidential candidates' books, so I picked up This Is Herman Cain! The book serves its purpose of giving the reader some insight into Cain. Like the Cain candidacy itself, the book is short on detail and is clearly not meant to be a comprehensive biography. The book also works OK as a business management tome. I like his concept of CEO of Self. He is definitely a big-picture guy, not a micro manager. I am a Republican primar This is my review of the book, not the candidate. I try to read all the Presidential candidates' books, so I picked up This Is Herman Cain! The book serves its purpose of giving the reader some insight into Cain. Like the Cain candidacy itself, the book is short on detail and is clearly not meant to be a comprehensive biography. The book also works OK as a business management tome. I like his concept of CEO of Self. He is definitely a big-picture guy, not a micro manager. I am a Republican primary voter. Herman Cain is not my first or second choice, but he's not my last or next-to-last choice either. After reading his book, I do think more favorably of him than I did previously, and somewhat more comfortable with the idea of him being president. As I write this in late November, it looks unlikely that he will receive the nomination. Even so, like Sarah Palin at this juncture, he could very well remain on the GOP scene and be influential for some time to come. So, if you follow politics, it's good to know who Herman Cain is. Who knows what the future will bring? (Update 12/4/2011: My review was written after the allegations of sexual harassment but before the allegation of a long-term affair. And then yesterday, he dropped out of the race. I am leaving my 3-star rating unchanged, but clearly there is less reason to read the Cain book now.)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    I find this book to be very inspirational. Yet, I also find the book a bit haunting as Herman Cain peppers lines about what he will do when he's president throughout the book. There is also a chapter devoted to what he would do his first ninety days in office. That chapter is bittersweet in a way considering his failed candidacy. As far as the heart of the book, Mr. Cain introduces us to his parents who come from humble beginnings and writes about how his father worked 3 jobs and his mother one I find this book to be very inspirational. Yet, I also find the book a bit haunting as Herman Cain peppers lines about what he will do when he's president throughout the book. There is also a chapter devoted to what he would do his first ninety days in office. That chapter is bittersweet in a way considering his failed candidacy. As far as the heart of the book, Mr. Cain introduces us to his parents who come from humble beginnings and writes about how his father worked 3 jobs and his mother one to support he and his brother. Cain is the American Dream; growing up in the segregated South to moving his way up to corporate ladder all the way up to CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He boasts real world business experience; Cain turned around fledgling companies, had to do a payroll, deal with restauranteurs from around the country as present of the National Restaurant Association. The accolades go on and on. There is no doubt in my mind that Hermain Cain is qualified to be president of the United States; but for reasons beyond his control, he was forced to resign his candidacy. This Is Hermain Cain: My Journey to the White House is a quick and easy read; it provides insight into the life of Mr. Cain, both personal and public achievements are listed in the book. He has a very inspirational story, and if nothing else, read it if you want to be inspired.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    Let me begin by saying that I am intrigued by Herman Cain. He is smart, successful, and extremely charismatic. So, in the interest of being an informed voter, I checked out this library book. In my opinion, this is a memoir from Cain meant to be read by the people. By that, I mean to say that it is written at a junior high student’s reading level. Nothing difficult, nothing sophisticated. That being said, it is a nice recap of Cain’s life so far. He grew up in the South and did not have much. But Let me begin by saying that I am intrigued by Herman Cain. He is smart, successful, and extremely charismatic. So, in the interest of being an informed voter, I checked out this library book. In my opinion, this is a memoir from Cain meant to be read by the people. By that, I mean to say that it is written at a junior high student’s reading level. Nothing difficult, nothing sophisticated. That being said, it is a nice recap of Cain’s life so far. He grew up in the South and did not have much. But he did have something: goals. He went to college, was a mathematician for the US Navy, and earned a graduate degree in computer science. He has worked for many well-known corporations and is most famously known for his stint as president of Godfather’s Pizza (yum). He has achieved a high level of success in the business world and would now like to take his experience to Washington, DC. I cannot blame him for trying!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    I must admit that I was disappointed in this book. I think with the high reviews, I expected more. I thought this book bounced in what it was trying to accompish. Was it a memoir or Cain's vehicle to explain his views on topics related to his campaign? I didn't feel like I knew the candidate or his stances any more outside of this book. It was like he divided the book into two topics. The first half being a memoir with the second half being his stances. Unfortunately, as a result, both were skim I must admit that I was disappointed in this book. I think with the high reviews, I expected more. I thought this book bounced in what it was trying to accompish. Was it a memoir or Cain's vehicle to explain his views on topics related to his campaign? I didn't feel like I knew the candidate or his stances any more outside of this book. It was like he divided the book into two topics. The first half being a memoir with the second half being his stances. Unfortunately, as a result, both were skimmed over. To top it off, I think he could have pulled it off if the book was longer, but it was around 180 pages dedicated to his "story".

  21. 4 out of 5

    Marisi Sitorus

    Well, actually, it's hard for me to believe any single words coming from so-called politicians' mouths. Too much promises just to get the darn votes. Too much "sweet" words and fake personallities to attract the naive voters. But Herman Cain is different. Not coming from politician background himself, he avoids all the PC BS and just say it like it is and of course, based on his track records, it's not hard for me to believe that he surely can deliver the changes that Americans need. If i were a Well, actually, it's hard for me to believe any single words coming from so-called politicians' mouths. Too much promises just to get the darn votes. Too much "sweet" words and fake personallities to attract the naive voters. But Herman Cain is different. Not coming from politician background himself, he avoids all the PC BS and just say it like it is and of course, based on his track records, it's not hard for me to believe that he surely can deliver the changes that Americans need. If i were an American, i would surely feel safe again especially in this "hard" moments. As for the 4 stars, that's just because the book is too thin to explore what a great man Herman Cain is. Go, Herman Cain!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    I found the book rather inspiring, but I was disappointed by the rather forward-looking nature of it, and he seemed to almost take it for granted that he'd win the Presidential election, and of course we all know how that turned out. Aside from that, it was an interesting look in his life, and again inspiring, but I found that it would have been better had he gone into more detail rather than just seemingly pumping out a book for brand recognition during the primaries. Worth a read though, if yo I found the book rather inspiring, but I was disappointed by the rather forward-looking nature of it, and he seemed to almost take it for granted that he'd win the Presidential election, and of course we all know how that turned out. Aside from that, it was an interesting look in his life, and again inspiring, but I found that it would have been better had he gone into more detail rather than just seemingly pumping out a book for brand recognition during the primaries. Worth a read though, if you're interested in him, but perhaps someone else will be able to cover his character and life better than he himself can.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    The title of Herman Cain’s book, THIS IS HERMAN CAIN! pretty much sums up this book. Herman Cain is very fond of exclamation points!!!! And enthusiastic exclamations!!! It’s a fair biography, I heartily agree with his policies, but nothing exceptional. It also reads a bit outdated because it was written while he was still in the race. It doesn’t answer more pressing questions that came up about his run (like the charges) and why he dropped out so suddenly. Thus, while I enjoyed it, it was a go The title of Herman Cain’s book, THIS IS HERMAN CAIN! pretty much sums up this book. Herman Cain is very fond of exclamation points!!!! And enthusiastic exclamations!!! It’s a fair biography, I heartily agree with his policies, but nothing exceptional. It also reads a bit outdated because it was written while he was still in the race. It doesn’t answer more pressing questions that came up about his run (like the charges) and why he dropped out so suddenly. Thus, while I enjoyed it, it was a good overview but to ENTHUSASTIC for my tastes and not very helpful.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kent

    With the addition of an appendix, which outlines Cain's thoughts on a few major issues, and the mention of his campaign to win the GOP nomination and the Presidency of the United States, this book is basically the same ideas and content as at least two other books by this author, Leadership is Common Sense and CEO of Self. So, Cain has written the same book three times, and still delivers very little substance.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Phil

    Mr. Cain led an interesting life. I knew the book was skimpy but the chapters on sections of his life went even quicker than I anticipated. The book was written in a very informal, chatty style. That style worked in places but I would have appreciated a more cerebral approach in others. I know Mr. Cain is bright enough to meet that standard but I suppose it just isn't his style.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jo

    Wasn't fond of this candidate before reading his book. And am less of a fan now. He comes off as arrogant with a God complex. I never trust someone who has all of the answers and Cain certainly believes he does. Every chapter start with a biblical quote. Another candidate preaching but family values but his actions are anything but family oriented.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dolores Geyer

    I started reading this before he dropped out of the presidential race because I liked his problem solving approach to the office of the presidency. After the scandal broke (which I really doubt has any validity)I put it aside. I find his story to be interesting but not compelling. Will probably finish the book in time. I still find him to be a nice guy.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brent

    I didn't know much about Herman Cain before reading this book. After I finished this book it was pretty clear why Herman Cain was not successful with his presidential bid. He's obviously very successful, but has a lot of disdain for those who do not experience the same kind of success. He is very egotistical, which is great for the board room, but not for the White House.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Schexnayder

    Herman Cain, a man not afraid to admit that he doesn't know everything, intolerant of political correctness, and quite sure of where America's freedom comes from. The founding fathers needed George Washington, we need Herman Cain!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Thomas

    I was very excited to learn more about Herman Cain with expectations of a possible vote for him. I must honestly say that I was not overly impressed and the book might have done more to deter me than to attract me.

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