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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The fictional memoir

Obama admits to writing fiction... how long will it be before he admits to NOT writing it?
One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago.
The only real question here is if, by "multiple", he meant "imaginary", or if by "girlfriends", he actually meant "boyfriends".

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