This is the story of BECOMING BARACK - a future president - years before he was a public figure. Starting with his early days as a Chicago organizer in the 1980's and the early 1990's. Becoming Barack offers new details about how his identity evolved and his leadership skills developed. Even during this early period in his career, a vision of hope for "the world as it should be" shone brightly. But along the way, he realized that gaining power was the most certain path toward helping to assure change.