He can speak Spanish.
He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia.
His favorite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.
He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician.
He uses an Apple Mac laptop.
He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life.
His favorite fictional television programs are Mash and The Wire.
Daughter Malia’s godmother is Jesse Jackson’s daughter Santita.
His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy.