Barry and the NYC white woman in love
Barack Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University in 1981, his junior year. Although he left Los Angeles with enough ambitious propulsion to carry him into a more active period, he instead receded into the most existentialist stretch of his life. As he put it himself decades later during an interview in the Oval Office, “I was leading a very ascetic existence, way too serious for my own good.” In most outward ways, compared with what had come before, his life in New York was a minimalist one, without the sprawling cast of characters that had surrounded him at Oxy and in Hawaii and Indonesia. He felt no attachment to Columbia or to the first jobs he landed after graduation. But it would be a misreading to say that he was tamping down his ambitions during that period. Just the opposite, in fact. If anything, his sense of destiny deepened. He was conducting an intense debate with himself over his past, present, and future, an internal struggle that he shared with only a few close friends, including his girlfriends, Alex McNear and Genevieve Cook, who kept a lasting record, one in letters, the other in her journal.
- Barry-O’s Nose Growing Faster Than His Ears Are Closing (dewgeneral.wordpress.com)
- In Maraniss excerpts, Obama’s ex-girlfriend recalls his ‘sexual warmth’ and charm but also his detachment (abcnews.go.com)
- Pick-Up Tips from 22-Year-Old Barack Obama’s Sex Life [Barack Obama] (gawker.com)
Posted on May 2, 2012, in Government Trough and tagged BarackObama, Columbia University, David Maraniss, los angeles, new york, Occidental College, Oval Office, vanity fair. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.