I see President Obama’s memoir ‘A Promised Land’ is available at the Red Balloon toy store here on 15th Ave. Even though it runs 800 pages, it is only the first volume. The second volume is in the works, apparently.
Obama had aides that assisted him with research, but he wrote the manuscript himself, by hand, so that ‘half-baked thoughts’ could be exposed and highlighted in a first draft. (That’s certainly his prerogative — but surely phrases and sections can be very efficiently highlighted and annotated in digital text?).