This book was painted largely in the media as an anti-Obama book, particularly towards the first lady. And towards the beginning, this seemed to be the case. However, I found myself barely able put this book down and believe that, at the same time she wasn’t sugarcoating their shortcomings and isolation, she was also being quite fair to the couple. She talked about their triumphs and failures, supported throughout with many interviews and a great deal of research. Overall, “The Obamas” is a really great and fast read that I would recommend to anyone interested in the Obamas, the Presidency, or White House life.