The former US President has released his memoirs. Here we round up the reviews…

The Guardian: “A Promised Land delivers amply on the basic expectations of political autobiographies, providing a granular view from the driving seat of power.”

The Observer: “Like the best autobiographers, Barack Obama writes about himself in the hope of discovering who or even what he is. It’s a paradoxical project for a man who is universally known and idolised, but this uncertainty or insecurity is his motivating force and his most endearing quality.”

The Times: “The former president has not lost his narrative touch in this account about his first three years in the White House.”

The Telegraph: *** “The former president cuts a world-weary, unforgiving and almost Partridge-like figure in his new autobiography.”

ew.com: “President Obama is nothing if not detailed, and by his own account he wrote this book with an eye for context, never wanting to tell us about a difficult decision he once made or a bill he passed without first helping us understand the history.President Obama is nothing if not detailed, and by his own account he wrote this book with an eye for context, never wanting to tell us about a difficult decision he once made or a bill he passed without first helping us understand the history.”

The Independent: ****** “In fact, though the competition is not strong, it’s probably the best volume of autobiography from a former president in modern times. As a reminder of a face of America it is invaluable.”

Vox.com: “Obama makes it clear, in this book, just how fragile a presidential legacy can be, and how much work and luck it takes to build one at all in the face of a world determined to deny you half a chance.”

A Promised Land is available to buy now.