Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage

Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage

by Christopher Andersen

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In Barack and Michelle, America’s First Couple is scrutinized in stirring detail by Christopher Andersen, author of thirteen New York Times bestsellers including Jack and Jackie, Somewhere in Heaven, and the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died. Subtitled Portrait of an American Marriage, here is the first in-depth look at the popular U.S. President and his beautiful, brilliant, and stylish First Lady. Andersen, already internationally acclaimed for his intimate portraits of the Kennedys, Bushs, and Clintons now celebrates the unique union of President and Mrs. Obama with Barack and Michelle, shedding fascinating light on a romantic relationship and a political destiny like no other.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061937538
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,036,182
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-eight books, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time magazine and senior editor of People magazine, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Life magazine, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair.

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Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
vjc More than 1 year ago
I thought Anderson did a really good job with revealing where Barrack is coming from. I read this because I am not an Obama fan, therefore desired an objective source to help broaden my senses with positive input. This did. It delves deep into the history of Barack; his childhood adventures with a very spirited mother, an extreme neglect of his natural father (but not lack of exposure to the fairy-tale of a righteous dad Barack's mom worked hard to keep alive in her son's mind), and upbringing by his nurturing and liberal grandparents. A really fascinating childhood history. The story reveals a side of Michelle that I developed a deep appreciation for, the values instilled in her by being raised in a loving supportive family of high standards that were never waivered from. Everything I learned about her in this book is amazing. So too will the readers come to understand more about how the influences the Chicago community, in which they were and became ever more involved in, dominate a belief system that may be best kept in Chicago, not favorable to the power of our nation. This is a very insightful read.
Judgelady More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was fabulous! It gave you such an insight into the Obama's family and professional life. It is refreshing to see a political couple with such down to earth mannerism and outlook. A lot of political couples have a public life but no private life. They appear stiff and "phony" when interacting with each other. I would recommend this book highly to all who appreciate the importance of family stablity and relationships in everyday living. A career can be short lived, but a family is for life!
DrDelilah More than 1 year ago
From the opening pages--when Christopher Andersen describes the chilling moment when Barack and Michelle Obama had to face the fact that their infant daughter Sasha had been stricken with meningitis--to the inside details about the First Family's life in the White House today, BARACK AND MICHELLE kept me mesmerized. Anyone who admires the Obamas (and certainly anyone who voted for Barack!)will love it as much as I did--especially the account of their very different upbringings, their courtship and marriage, the problems they faced and overcame in their marriage, how they parent Malia and Sasha, and the important role Michelle has always played in the President's decision-making. I'm giving BARACK AND MICHELLE to everyone for Christmas.
bamalibrarylady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I learned that good marriages take a lot of work and I enjoyed this book because it provided in depth information on not only Barack & Michelle's parents but also discussed their grandparents and the events which made them the strong people they are today. It's a great book that I may buy in the future.
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nikki1 More than 1 year ago
Good insight into their marriage and relationship.
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hope4_2012 More than 1 year ago
They both obviously dislike America and would allow both their daughters an abortion in a heartbeat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barack obamas cat named wanda was adopted from petsmart and then michell obama went to pet smart and came back with a cat carrier and in the carrier was a boy cat name cosmo cosmo met wanda the cat and they ate cat food and meowed and then they were born with a baby kitten named emliy osment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would i spend a buck on looking at the man thats killing the economy........ realy.......