OBAMA: An Intimate Portrait

Foreword by Barack Obama

AVAILABLE at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

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Remember when we had a president we could believe in, with this #1 New York Times bestseller, now updated with 60 new pages and including the release of the Mueller report.

Shade drives home Obamas humanity and dignity and Trumps petty mind and epic failings like few other documents.” —Rolling Stone

Pete Souza spent eight years as President Obama’s Chief Official White House Photographer, intimately documenting a presidency of character and integrity. Now, as a concerned citizen, he documents why President Trump is unfit for office.

Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump years through visual juxtapositions that begin on Inauguration Day and move through the release of the Mueller report. Some call this “throwing shade.” Souza calls it telling the truth.

In this handsome softcover edition featuring 25% new material, Souza’s photographs serve as a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies of the Trump administration. Shade is both a potent comment on the state of our nation and an urgent call to act now to bring about a return to better days.

“Since Donald Trump took office, former White House photographer Pete Souza has been using his Instagram as a weapon of massive shade destruction.” —New York Times
“Pete Souza, King of Instagram Shade . . . has become an expert in mocking Trump on social media—without ever having to say his name.” —Politico
“A silent, social media, shade-throwing protest told in visuals.” —CNN

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Go behind the scenes of the West Wing—and into the Oval Office, the Situation Room, aboard Air Force One, and beyond—in intimate detail with #1 bestselling author and presidential photographer Pete Souza
Pete Souza has spent more time in the Oval Office than any person in history, former two-term Presidents excluded. During the Obama administration alone, Souza estimates that he was "inside the presidential bubble" for more than 25,000 hours, with a unique view on how democracy actually works. 

In The West Wing and Beyond, Souza brings the inner sanctum of the American Presidency to life and goes behind the scenes to share never-before-seen photographs and stories of life in the White House and traveling with the President across the country and around the world. 
Focusing on the people, processes, and traditions that define our nation's highest office, this book will put you inside the Presidency, looking out–and deliver a new view of the Secret Service, the seriousness of the Situation Room, and even the waste-paper basketball games played in rare moments of downtime outside the Oval. 

Told with Pete's distinctive voice and brimming with gorgeous photography, The West Wing and Beyond offers a one-of-a-kind look into the daily intrigues and fascinating minutiae that make up the foundation of the American Presidency. It is an essential book for every American citizen.