31.05.2012 [Politico] - Only days earlier, news surfaced that author DavidMaraniss had unearthed new details about Barack Obama's prolific, college-age dope-smoking for his new book, “Barack Obama: The Story” — and the Times made it a brief on A15. Continue Reading Text
25.05.2012 [USA TODAY] - In the forthcoming book Barack Obama: The Story, author DavidMaraniss details the activities of young Barry Obama and his high school friends. "A self-selected group of boys at Punahou School who loved basketball and good times called themselves the
26.05.2012 [Sydney Morning Herald] - Mr Obama has readily conceded that he smoked … in his younger days, but the forthcoming book Barack Obama: The Story by Pulitzer-prize-winning historian DavidMaraniss provides much greater detail into his activities.
30.05.2012 [Hollywood Reporter] - The First Lady downplays the … use described in DavidMaraniss' upcoming biography: "By the time he was in college, like so many young people, he realized that he could do more with his life." With DavidMaraniss' upcoming Barack Obama
15.05.2012 [WND.com] - That's because excerpts from Obama's writings, love letters to a girlfriend, quoted by biographer DavidMaraniss in his coming book, “Barack Obama: The Story,” are smooth, erudite and grammatically fluent, as opposed to the “clunkers,” clichés and
03.06.2012 In his new biography, “Barack Obama: The Story,” DavidMaraniss writes that a roommate of the young Obama compared him to Walker Percy's protagonist in “The Moviegoer”: an observer of his life, one step removed. [snip] ...
04.06.2012 [9NEWS.com] - The show "explains my grandparents, their tastes," Obama told biographer DavidMaraniss, the Associated Press reports. Mad Men, the Emmy-winning program about advertising executives in the 1960s, features a character named Peggy Olson, who rises from
04.06.2012 [AfterElton.com] - According to biographer DavidMaraniss, watching Mad Men reminds President Obama of his grandparents, especially his grandmother who worked her way up much like Peggy did. Rach is auctioning the services of some of her favorite regular guests
04.06.2012 [The Detroit News] - DavidMaraniss brings all that back to mind with his forthcoming book, "Barack Obama: The Story," which has been leaking like a sieve to major media in advance of its publication. Published accounts of his days at Punahou, the private Hawaiian prep
04.06.2012 [Pittsburgh Post Gazette] - In his new biography, "Barack Obama: The Story," DavidMaraniss writes that a roommate of the young Obama compared him to Walker Percy's protagonist in "The Moviegoer": an observer of his life, one step removed. Mr. Obama's boss at his community
25.05.2012 [Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)] - Best-selling author DavidMaraniss' "Barack Obama: The Story" describes the future president's teenage antics, notably his copious … smoking, details of which were published early Friday by Buzzfeed. While the book won't be released until June
25.05.2012 [Slate Magazine (blog)] - Gavon Laessig up and aggregated the buzziest potential moments in DavidMaraniss's upcoming Barack Obama bio. At this link, you can find nearly every reference that Maraniss makes to the future president's drug habits. (If I made a habit of pot smoking
15.05.2012 [Wisconsin State Journal] - DavidMaraniss, looking to break the ice with President Barack Obama, decided he couldn't do better than Charles Woodson and the Green Bay Packers. This was before Maraniss' Oval Office interview with Obama, the last piece of the author's extensive
18.05.2012 [Slate Magazine (blog)] - DavidMaraniss's upcoming Obama: The Story will present some problems for the president's skeptics and conspiracy theorists. Maraniss, who started profiling Obama for the Washington Post five years ago, dug up reams of new information about his subject
25.05.2012 [The Atlantic] - Despite their sound and fury, the person doing the most to actually reveal new information about the president's past is DavidMaraniss, the Washington Post reporter who is author of a forthcoming biography of the president.
17.05.2012 [HispanicBusiness.com] - For "Barack Obama: The Story," Pulitzer Prize-winning historian DavidMaraniss tracked down two of Obama's old flames, interviewed them and read their letters and journals. Excerpts published in the latest issue of Vanity Fair showed the future US
25.05.2012 [Capital New York] - Washington Post associate editor and author DavidMaraniss talked to the president's friends from high school and found that Obama had a habit of "intercepting" the joint as it went around, and also that he was a great proponent of "roof hits," inhaled
31.05.2012 [Salon] - Politico's faux-outrage that both the Post and Times “ignored” DavidMaraniss's story about Obama epic high school weed-smoking is silly, too: The future president inoculated himself against almost all drug revelations by revealing them himself in
15.05.2012 [GOPUSA] - ... a kid in high school, notes that the paper's associate editor and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, DavidMaraniss, wrote “a lengthy piece on Obama's formative years in Hawaii, including his high school years at the prestigious Punahou School.
17.05.2012 [Daily Caller] - A recent biography of Obama, “Barack Obama: The Story” by DavidMaraniss, reported that Obama commingled stories from three girlfriends to create a composite character helping him tell the story he wanted to tell. One of those former girlfriends told
30.05.2012 [Your Black World] - There has been much discussion of President Obama's pot smoking days ever since we learned of The Washington Post's DavidMaraniss's forthcoming book, which details Obama's weed smoking in high school. This is certainly no surprise since Obama detailed
29.05.2012 [Washington Examiner] - Now the Post's DavidMaraniss arrives with a blockbuster on the life of Barack Obama. Many people are surprised by many aspects of the president's early life --a long-stretch of stoner lifestyle and composite girlfriends and made-up history-- I am
29.05.2012 [North Jefferson News] - In “Barack Obama: The Story,” written by DavidMaraniss, Obama is described as being part of a group called the “The Choom Gang,” with “choom” being slang for smoking pot, and was somewhat creative when partaking. Barry, as he was called than
25.05.2012 [RealClearPolitics] - Biographer DavidMaraniss published this month his interview with Genevieve Cook, who dated Mr. Obama in New York, but bears little resemblance to the "New York girlfriend" described in "Dreams." That's because she is a composite, Mr. Obama said.
29.05.2012 [Waterbury Republican American (blog)] - The president told author DavidMaraniss he finished his days as an undergraduate at Columbia University with a 3.7 GPA, and several reports have indicated he got his law degree from Harvard magna cum laude. If those claims are true, Mr. Obama has an
27.05.2012 [American Thinker (blog)] - It merely linked to the story on Buzzfeed that itself gathered the information from DavidMaraniss's forthcoming book. I suppose we should be grateful that the WaPo even noticed something mildly negative about Obama. They must be smarting from getting