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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@Doshia: why would you send the President "back to Africa"? The man was born in the USA. It's people like you who fan the flames of bigotry and ignorance with stupid remarks. Go read a book and open your mind to more than your insignificant existance. Damn....


What and who Obama was is who he is today. I say, send him home to Africa. Take Michelle with you. President Romney will be our next President of the USA!


EYESLIKELIGHTING: It's a pity Seamus Mitt Romney's dog that was placed on his car roof on a trip to Canada wasn't as lucky or loved,because cruelty like that to any animal is unsurpased!


he made a cuter couple with larry sinclair. larry also goes into more detail one obamas sexuality.


@Kelly What a sweet analysis of the President Obama. And you know what? When I see Mitt Romney up there on the podium with his wife, Ann, who is addressing a crowd? It does my heart good to see how Mitt looks at her with real adoration. He so loves and respects his wife and you have to be blind not to see it. You can tell they are each other's soulmate. It reflects to me that Mitt Romney respects women. That's why all this anti-woman garbage hurled at him is so very unjust!


Did you ever notice how much Michelle smiles, that big, beautiful, truly happy and content, smile? Hmmm. One thing we can garner from our President's past relationships and the way the way he treats his wife and daughters-he has much respect for women


Liberal propaganda.


please let all past relationships be dead , no one is really interest in president obama past with you we are only interest in the present and current first lady GENEVIEVE please get a life, stop living ,hoping and wishing obama loves michelle and the children shame on you


I'm glad the President married Michelle. They are my favorite couple.

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