Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. His newest memoir is A Promised Land. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.