New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor‘s new book about the Obama’s marriage will be released next Tuesday and by the sounds of it there will be dish.
The book is a continuation of Kantor’s 2009 NYT Magazine cover story on the Obamas.
Interestingly, Kantor tells Chicago magazine that she never spoke to the Obama’s for the book because the story she wanted “was never going to come from the Obamas’ lips.” Instead she interview staffers.
Equally interesting: The Obamas have never had the Clintons over to dinner.
“They have never had the Clintons over to dinner in the White House, which to some people speaks to the fact that the Obamas have not been schmoozers at all. In Washington, they are considered quite introverted.
Would the president be more outgoing if Michelle were not there to restrain him?
You could say the opposite. Michelle Obama is the real politician in the family in the sense she is more effusive, better at connecting instantly with people. A good source of mine once said to me, “Here’s what you have to remember: She is Bill Clinton, and he is Hillary.”
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