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The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage

LSE public conversation


Jodi Kantor will be in conversation to discuss her new book 'The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage' which is an intimate portrait of the Obamas in the White House by a New York Times journalist with unrivalled access.

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 grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life and the realities of power, The Obamas is an intimate portrait that will surprise even those who thought they knew the President and First Lady.

Jodi Kantor began her journalism career by dropping out of Harvard Law School to join Slate.com in 1998. Four years later, she became the youngest section editor of The New York Times, taking over and revamping the Arts & Leisure section. She began covering the Obamas for the paper in 2007, writing front-page stories that chronicled their biographies and philosophies, and also writing about Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and other major political figures along the way. She is a recipient of the Columbia Young Alumni Achievement Award, she was chosen by Crain's Magazine as one of "40 Under 40" New Yorkers, and she appears regularly on American television, including Today and the Charlie Rose Show.

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Speaker(s):

Jodi Kantor | talks

 

Date and Time:

24 January 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Old Theatre, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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