At the time, renowned author, the late Christopher Hitchens, was quick to tear into the thesis titled 'Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community', having been a fierce critic of Obama's presidency before his death in 2011.Learn more about how Oath collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data.Select ' OK' to allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or ' Manage options' to review our partners and your choices.Michelle Obama’s Becoming chronicles its author’s vertiginous rise from humble origins on Chicago’s South Side though Princeton and Harvard law to a coveted position at a swank law firm in downtown Chicago. But his habits could be exasperating, especially when the couple had kids: “If Barack’s disregard for punctuality had once been something I’d gently teased him about, it was now a straight-up aggravation…I’d hear his excitement when he called to report that he was done with work and finally headed home…And then I’d wait…On my way, I was learning, was the product of Barack’s eternal optimism, an indication of his eagerness to be home that did nothing to signify when he would actually arrive.Here, she met Barack Obama, then an intern on vacation from his own legal studies at Harvard. Not your average boyfriend Idealistic and wonkish, Barack wasn’t your average boyfriend: “I woke one night to find him staring at the ceiling, his profile lit by the glow of streetlights outside,” recounts Michelle. Almost home was not a geo-locator but rather a state of mind.” Then there was his version of the man-cave: “He worked late at night in a small room we’d converted to a study at the rear of our apartment - a crowded, book-strewn bunker I referred to lovingly as the Hole…Barack, I’ve come to understand, is the kind of person who needs…a closed-off little warren where he can read and write undisturbed.Three years later, she was awarded her Juris Doctor (J. Conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza has taken aim at the Obamas once again, this time branding Michelle Obama's college thesis at Princeton University as "illiterate and incoherent." The comments came after the former first lady spoke in London as part of a book tour promoting her memoir 'Becoming', Daily Mail reports."It never goes away, that feeling that you shouldn't take me that seriously. I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what power is." However, D'Souza made sure he addressed her controversial comment about leaders being "not that smart." "Anyone who has read Michelle's college thesis - a document so illiterate and incoherent that it was written, as Christopher Hitchens put it, in 'no known language' - will chuckle heartily at this one," he wrote in a Facebook post. (Getty) During Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle's college thesis made headlines after Princeton University restricted access to it until the election was over.Writer Christopher Hitchens participates in a panel discussion ('U. After several conservative bloggers publicized the restriction, the Obama campaign was forced to release the thesis in full, which was first obtained by Politico.Time spent there seems to fuel him…There he can flip between the six or seven books he’s reading simultaneously and toss his newspapers on the floor.” ‘I thought he’d get eaten alive’ Shes was trepidatious about his entry into the rough-and-tumble of politics: “…I thought of lawmakers almost like armoured tortoises, leather-skinned, slow moving, thick with self-interest.Barack was too earnest, too full of valiant plans, in my opinion, to abide by the hardscrabble, drag-it-out rancor…Quite honestly, I thought he’d get eaten alive.” Conversely, though, she concludes: “He was strangely suited to the tussle of lawmaking, calm inside the maelstrom, accustomed to being an outsider, taking defeats in his easy Hawaiian stride.