WASHINGTON (AFP) - Secret diaries of an Australian woman who was one of young Barack Obama’s girlfriends, show the warmth and trust of the future president in love, but also hint at his reserve and “coolness.”

Accounts of the 1980s romance between Genevieve Cook and a twenty-something Obama in New York were excerpted in “Vanity Fair” magazine from a forthcoming book called “Barack Obama: The Story” by author David Maraniss.