Alex McNear and Genevieve Cook: Barack Obama’s Ex-Girlfriends Speak Out in New Book

Vanity Fair is running an excerpt from Barack Obama: The Story, by David Maraniss, in its latest issue. Simon & Schuster is publishing a new book on Barack, out this month. The author spoke with two of the president's ex-girlfriends and they talk about how Barack was an emotional and distant boyfriend.

Young Barack Obama

Genevieve has spoken out before. She's an Australian woman who had a lot in common with the future President. They met at a party and their doomed relationship took off from there. Here's an excerpt of Geneive's story:

"Standing in the kitchen was a guy named Barack, wearing blue jeans, T-shirt, dark leather jacket. They spoke briefly, then moved on. Hours later, after midnight, she was about to leave when Barack Obama approached and asked her to wait."

Check out that swagger!



"He noticed her accent. Australian, she said. He knew many Aussies, friends of his mother’s… They talked nonstop, moving from one subject to another, sharing an intense and immediate affinity, enthralled by the randomness of their meeting and how much they had in common."

It sounds like she wasn't following Steve Harvey's 90-day rule!

At night’s end they exchanged phone numbers on scraps of paper. “I’m pretty sure we had dinner maybe the Wednesday after. I think maybe he cooked me dinner. Then we went and talked in his bedroom. And then I spent the night. It all felt very inevitable.”