Genevieve Cook, Ex-Girlfriend of President Obama, Reveals His "Sexual Warmth" in New Book

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Genevieve Cook, an ex-girlfriend of President Obama, shares some intimate details about their relationship in a new book about the Commander-in-Chief.

Barack Obama: The Story, by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Maraniss, is the most thorough account of the President's life not written by Obama.

Vanity Fair published excerpts Wednesday. While The Story contains no sordid, shocking tales of impropriety, it portrays Obama as extremely ambitious.

Obama's autobiography Dreams From My Father, while generally true, makes him look less calculating and motivated by his own career, in other words.

Genevieve Cook, Barack Obama

Barack Obama: The Story also goes into much greater detail about his early life, including romantic relationships, such as that with Genevieve Cook.

Using Obama’s writings and ex-girlfriends’ diaries, Maraniss paints a picture of Obama as an intense, conflicted and sometimes brooding intellectual.

It was that intelligence that drew Cook to Obama after a chance meeting at that East Village apartment gathering, according to Maraniss' book.

The future President, who in 1983 was a recent graduate of Columbia University, began chatting up the assistant teacher at a party that Christmas.

Obama apparently earned Cook’s endorsement, as they went on a date just days later and she spent that night at his tiny Manhattan apartment.

While sitting on an orange beanbag chair, the two bonded over the time each spent in Indonesia as youths, then exchanged phone numbers.

“I think maybe he cooked me dinner,” she wrote. “Then we went and talked in his bedroom. And then I spent the night. It all felt very inevitable."
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Cook remembers that Barack Obama also used to spend Sundays in his room wearing a sarong, drinking coffee and solving crossword puzzles.

She described the room as a “a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits ... running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing.”

And while Cook wrote about Obama’s “sexual warmth,” she felt he sometimes kept her at arm’s length ... and when she said “I love you,” he often responded “thank you” rather than “I love you, too.”

Barack first met his future wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, in 1989.

Follow the link for Vanity Fair's full excerpt from Maraniss' book.

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KOKABAH, YOU IGNORANT, PIECE OF GHETTO GARBAGE, MOST OF YOUR, BABY DADDY, WOULD PREFER A WHITE WOMAN. MOST OF THE WHITE WOMEN, WHO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR PEOPLE, ARE UGLY, OR FAT, OR BOTH, UNLESS THE BLACK GUY IS RICH, THEN HE'S GETS THE GOOD LOOKING, WHITE, OR ASIAN, HOOKERS. OBAMA IS INTELLIGENT, BUT THE WORST PRESIDENT, WE EVER GOT STUCK WITH.

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What Obama did as a teen is irrelevant. We all have a past we'd like to forget. What matters today is his arrogant attempts to destroy our country and create a socialist USA. Shame on him. He must go! For the first time in my adult life, I am voting for a republican. That is how disappointed I am in him as a president.

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Black males don't need any help being brought Down- they do a fine job on their own.

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Im a black woman, so what was this lady point of a making a book about Obama? Who care's that this woman had sex with him? All I can say is thank you God, that he move on to a better women for a Queen.

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She was a self-loathing white liberal who liked getting tapped by as many black guys as would hit it...so what?

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I knew the replublican party last trick bag would be to associate our fine, brilliant President Obama with some low life, trashy, hook nose, pale skin, iron board back side white woman and her deviate sexual behavior. All white woman care about is sex and money. This was a relationship (if any) when he was in his teens. Still trying to bring our black men down. Can you imagine what she looks like now! GET A LIFE!

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Obama was distant? Uh, he was using her. He tapped that white girl and made sure he had no commitment to her. He used her, discarded her and moved on. She was stupid in thinking he wanted anything more than some cooch.

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@ Kelly- I haven't noticed her smile but I did notice that her trip to Spain cost Taxpayers damn near 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS! How low class is that! In this Economy? Spending My money like that? What an embarrassment!

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@namia13: And Obama eating dog is not cruel(In Obamas book he talks about eating dog with his father)! If i was a dog i would rather take a ride in a dog crate on a roof then to be a meal.

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I agreed wanda sutton comments about U S president obama.