Janny Scott was a reporter for The New York Times from 1994 to 2008, when she went on leave to write this book. In 2007 and 2008, she reported and wrote a half-dozen long biographical articles on then Senator Obama as part of a Times series on the lives of the presidential candidates. She was a member of the Times team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She lives in New York City.
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