Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Barack & Michelle

"After a microscopic look at several famous marriages, author Christopher Andersen takes his pen -- or, some argue, a hatchet -- to the Obamas in his latest book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage."

He describes a reluctant groom-to-be, a sometimes-stormy union, and a woman sick of emptying his overflowing ashtrays -- and being shut out by his ambition. He says the Obamas survived the crucibles of battling infertility, helping nurse daughter Sasha to health after meningitis and coping with early political defeat (and debt). By the inauguration they were "indisputably the First Couple not only of America but of the world."

The book, relying in part on unnamed sources, serves up plenty of dish from the Obamas' youth, nearly 17-year marriage and up-and-down journey to the White House." (source)

...I have read all of Christopher Andersen's books: Jack and Jackie, Bill and Hillary, George and Laura and Princess Diana. He maintains that he will not print something unless he can triple source it and his books are impossible to put down once you start reading. I can't wait to read about how and why Michelle shot down any hope of Hillary being Obama's Veep!

Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage

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