Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope [NOOK Book]

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There is no one quite like her. 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.
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Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope

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Overview

There is no one quite like her. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215921
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/26/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,224,683
  • File size: 341 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Lightfoot is a freelance writer and editor who previously held jobs at The Associated Press as well as at weekly and daily newspapers in the northeast. She also works part-time overseeing publications for the school her children attend, allowing her to attempt to strike that elusive balance between career and motherhood, a challenge Michelle Obama spoke so much about during the campaign trail. A contemporary of the future First Lady, Liz is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College, where she received a degree cum laude in English and American Literature. After college, she worked at The American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she also wrote free-lance articles for an English language magazine, Cairo Today. It was that experience that led her to pursue a career in journalism. After a year working for a New Hampshire daily newspaper, she enrolled at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she received a Masters degree in 1988. She spent two years at The Associated Press, eventually leaving to free lance so she could spend more time with her growing family. As a freelancer, Liz’s work has appeared in publications ranging from Vanity Fair (a book review) to The New York Times (features in the Connecticut section). For a time, she wrote regular columns for her local daily newspaper, The New London Day, focusing primarily on life as a mother with young children. She has also written extensively for businesses and philanthropic institutions. An internship at a local radio station led to an Associated Press Award for best feature story. She has edited publications for various institutions, including the United Nations.Liz is also a dedicated volunteer, having served on various boards and/or committees to support causes she believes in, including education, the arts, the environment, and affordable housing.Like the future First Lady, Liz considers her first job to be “Mom.” She is the proud mother of two sons and two daughters, ranging in age from 10 to 17. She, her husband, and children live in a converted barn in Lyme, Connecticut. The barn is as much of a job as her family and other work combined. But that’s another story.

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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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    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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