Biographer David Maraniss reveals personal details of the president’s life in an excerpt published inVanity Fair from his upcoming biography on President Barack Obama that will be entitled Barack Obama:The Story. To tease the book Maraniss revealed, “When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!’ and took an extra hit.” He also writes that Obama’s buddies who called themselves the “Choom Gang” didn’t mind him messing up the rotation. The Huffington Post has the story:
The meticulous biographer David Maraniss revealed Barack Obama’s early girlfriends in an excerpt published in Vanity Fair of his forthcoming biography, and now the internet is seizing uponnew details of the president smoking marijuana with his buddies at the Punahou School in Hawaii.
Politico’s Playbook teased the following excerpt from “Barack Obama: The Story,” which will be published in June but is already viewable on Google Books. “When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!’ and took an extra hit,” Maraniss writes. But Obama’s buddies, who called themselves the “Choom Gang,” didn’t mind him messing up the rotation. (After all, this was Hawaii.)
That’s not all. Maraniss writes that Obama was known for starting a trend called “TA,” short for “total absorption.”