Synopses & Reviews
Think you know the real Barack Obama? You dontnot until youve read The Amateur
In this stunning exposé, bestselling author Edward Kleina contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazinepulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history. He reveals a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of grandeur supported by a cast of true-believers, all of them united by leftist politics and an amateurish understanding of executive leadership.
In The Amateur youll discover:
- Why the so-called centrist” Obama is actually in revolt against the values of the society he was elected to lead
- Why Bill Clinton loathes Barack Obama and tried to get Hillary to run against him in 2012
- The spiteful rivalry between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey
- How Obama split the Kennedy family
- How Obama has taken more of a personal role in making foreign policy than any president since Richard Nixonwith disastrous results
- How Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett are the real powers behind the White House throne
The Amateur is a reporters book, buttressed by nearly 200 interviews, many of them with the insiders who know Obama best. The result is the most important political book of the year. You will never look at Barack Obama the same way again.
"Absolutely read this book."
-Glenn Beck, radio host and television network producer
A provocative, lively deep-dive into the meaning of America’s first black president and first black presidency, from “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today” (Vanity Fair)
About the Author
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a Georgetown University professor, an MSNBC political analyst, and best-selling author of seventeen books. He is an American Book Award winner, and two-time NAACP Image Award winner. Dyson’s writing inspired Vanity Fair to say that he is “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today.”