The Obamas (Paperback)

By Jodi Kantor

Back Bay Books, 9780316098762, 365pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012



Now with an updated preface
When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they exuded promise and possibility and planned a White House that would be as normal and sane as possible.
Then inauguration came.
Jodi Kantor takes us inside the White House as Michelle and Barack Obama begin their transformation into President and First Lady. Filled with insight, surprising behind-the-scenes detail, and stories that never made headlines, it is a revelatory story of personal history on the political stage.
With a new preface surveying their post-White House future, Jodi Kantor's The Obamas illuminates the extraordinary partnership behind a historic presidency.

About the Author

Jodi Kantor is a Washington correspondent at the New York Times. She was also Arts & Leisure editor of the newspaper, New York editor at Slate, and one of Crain's -40 Under 40- rising stars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.