Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope

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January 20, 2009. Inauguration Day. Making History.
Him—and Her.

“What would she wear?” the media asked. But Americans sought more than fashion: The mind. The mother. The woman. Michelle Obama. This is the first book to tell the astonishing story of a woman whose intellect, verbal flair, and poise are certain to make her one of the most influential First Ladies in history. A woman whose impassioned speech to the Democratic National Convention ...

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Overview

January 20, 2009. Inauguration Day. Making History.
Him—and Her.

“What would she wear?” the media asked. But Americans sought more than fashion: The mind. The mother. The woman. Michelle Obama. This is the first book to tell the astonishing story of a woman whose intellect, verbal flair, and poise are certain to make her one of the most influential First Ladies in history. A woman whose impassioned speech to the Democratic National Convention may have helped
win her husband the Oval Office. A woman touted as a future presidential candidate herself.

Readers are given a revealing and intimate look at Michelle Obama’s remarkable life—from her Chicago childhood to her education at Princeton and Harvard, from how she first met Barack Obama at the prestigious law firm where they were the only African Americans, to her role as his closest adviser, and to her own political beliefs. For Michelle, family comes first, and—like so many women who struggle with family and career—she seriously weighed her husband’s presidential ambitions before giving her stamp of approval. Apparently she struck a hard bargain: He had to give up smoking.
 

Down-to-earth. Witty. Honest. Outspoken. One-of-a-kind.

Michelle Obama

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215211
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/11/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 308,235
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Lightfoot has worked as an Associated Press correspondent, a newspaper reporter, a columnist, and a magazine writer.  She holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. She lives in Lyme, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Preface: How This Book Came to Be v

Introduction: Michelle Obama xxi

Chapter 1 Taking Her Seat at the Table 1

Chapter 2 The Ivy Years 14

Chapter 3 Working Toward a World as It Should Be 33

Chapter 4 You and I (We Can Conquer the World) 48

Chapter 5 This First Lady's First Job: Mom 72

Chapter 6 Skin as Tough as a Rhinoceros Hide 84

Chapter 7 The Color Purple 102

Chapter 8 Questions of Race, Gender, and Age 114

Chapter 9 A New Landscape 134

Chapter 10 Michelle Obama Everywhere 148

Chapter 11 The Home Stretch 156

Chapter 12 Crossing the Finish Line 165

Acknowledgments 170

Notes 173

Index 200

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    Posted March 23, 2009

    Disappointing

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    Posted October 31, 2012

    Wisdom hunter

    She is as big a disappointment as her husband-they both had to surrender their law licenses because they lack integrity

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    Oooooooooooo

    They look cute

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