When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife. Contrary to Michelle's fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in.In THE OBAMAS, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the Obamas' experiences as president and first lady, raising children, maintaining friendships, and being the first African-American residents of the White House. Filled with riveting reportorial detail, humor, emotional and psychological depth, and a keen eye for the ironies of public life, THE OBAMAS is an intimate portrait that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.
- Political Science, Family + Relationships
- Marriage, Political Process / Leadership, Public Affairs + Administration
- January 10, 2012
- January 31, 2012
- Jodi Kantor
- Robin Miles (Narrator)