Barack Obama: The Story

July 23rd, 2012

George Bernard Shaw once observed “that life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."  For many people that is undoubtedly true. Bill Clinton might be the penultimate example of that. But for Barack Obama, it has always been about both. About understanding the world that created him, and then using that raw material to reassemble the pieces, to create himself anew.

This journey is at the core of David Maraniss's sweeping historical biography,  Barack Obama: The Story.

My conversation with David Maraniss: