Friday April 10, 2020

Gossipy but respectful look at the Obamas

The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage by Jodi Kantor. Allen Lane, €18.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

19th February, 2012
Michelle, Malia, Barack and Sasha Obama sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office. Photo: Getty

The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage by Jodi Kantor


Michelle Obama hates this book. On the day after its publication, the US First Lady complained in a television interview that Jodi Kantor had depicted her as "some angry black woman", adding: "What third person can tell me how I feel?"

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