• The Obamas

    by Jodi Kantor
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January 31, 2012

Jodi Kantor

New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor discusses her portrait of our first couple, The Obamas, in conversation with Harvard's John Palfrey.


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 look at Barack and Michelle that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.

About Author(s)

Jodi Kantor is a The New York Times correspondent and author of The Obamas. She has been writing about President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, along with numerous other political figures, since 2007.