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President Obama facing new questions about his own rendering of his life story in his first memoir.
While the president doesn't denied that his book dreams from my father was based in part -- family mythology and a new biography calls into question some aspects.
Out some inconsistencies in the president's story.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen -- live in -- DC bureau hello.
James I felt good afternoon as President Obama and his campaign -- to define Mitt Romney in advance of November's presidential election.
The president's touchstone account of his own life story.
Is as you say receiving fresh scrutiny mr.
Obama has written for example about a white girlfriend he had in New York in the early eighties.
That woman recently identified as Australian native Genevieve -- now says mr.
Obama quote grossly exaggerated some of the details of their experiences together.
And the president himself recently acknowledged in an Oval Office interview.
That he took an incident with a different girlfriend in Chicago won that heightened his sense of this treatment from white people -- time.
It made it seem as if that incident happened with -- cook in New York.
These are just some of the three dozen discrepancies that close readers can find between dreams from my father the bestselling memoir that mr.
Obama -- in 1995.
And Barack Obama the story.
The scrupulously researched history of the president's ancestry in early life.
By Pulitzer Prize winning author and Washington Post editor David -- mariners also -- for example the contrary to the story told by the future president.
It was his mother and Dunham who left his father Barack Obama senior a physically volatile bigamist.
And not the other way around in the introduction to Dreamz mr.
Obama openly admitted his compression of characters and other forms of literary license.
Some have suggested that those decision stemmed from author Obama's desire to place his memoir in a long tradition of African American literature that began with slave memoirs.
And runs right up through books like the autobiography of Malcolm -- It really doesn't matter if he made up stuff I mean after all.
It's like going to a psychiatrist and you make up stuff in the psychiatrists can still psychoanalyze him because they're -- -- lies so that his fabrications his fabrication -- as much about him.
And what he's trying to tell you as a writer and if he's telling you this so called Bob -- -- true.
As for his part told Fox News he considers dreams from my father still useful to understanding the president's interior dialogue when he was a young man.
-- -- James Rosen good to see you in who have happy and safe fourth if you or treat you and your pinky.
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