Thursday, February 7, 2013

First rule of writing..."Go There"!

David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist who's written five bestselling books, including a biography of Bill Clinton and a history of the 1960 Rome Olympics. His latest book is Barack Obama: The Story, which uses hundreds of interviews to chronicle the President's family history and his life before he entered politics. Maraniss takes us through 2 generations before Obama's birth and follows him down the road to the presidency. What is particularly amazing is how difficult that path became. "No life could have been more the product of randomness than that of Barack Obama," writes Mr. Maraniss...and tonight he shares some of that insight with Evan Smith.

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