Times Review Dubs Jodi Kantor’s Obama Book ‘Chick Nonfiction’

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to present the 2011 National Medal of Arts and Humanities Medal in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2012. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Call it chick nonfiction, if you will; this book is not about politics, it’s about marriage, or at least one marriage, and a notably successful one at that." —Douglas Brinkley reviewing Jodi Kantor's surprisingly controversial book The Obamas. His vaguely sexist-sounding characterization, in what was otherwise a quite positive review, immediately raised howls (and tweets) of protest. [NYT]