05/18/2010 05:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jonathan Alter On His New Obama Book 'The Promise': 'Like Jumping Off A High Cliff'

Having grown up six blocks from Wrigley Field, Jonathan Alter, a senior editor and columnist at Newsweek magazine in New York, still considers himself a Chicagoan. "So when a Chicagoan was elected president, I felt the same surge of local pride as somebody who lives there permanently," Alter told Chicago in a recent phone interview. His new book is out today.

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