With unprecedented access to the Obamas, New York Times bestselling author and reporter Jodi Kantor reveals many unknown stories and revelations about the connection between the personal and political in this presidency, and how the first couple’s partnership affects us all. This revelatory portrait, featuring hundreds of hours of interviews with more than two hundred people, is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the Obamas have learned in office, and how that might help the president win a second term, or not.
When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her 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 White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with 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.