Michelle Obama Meet the First Lady

Author: David Bergen Brophy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061957390
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Michelle Obama has been by her husband's side throughout his historic presidential campaign, a dynamic personality whether she is delivering speeches or hitting the dance floor on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Follow the story of a hardworking girl growing up on the South Side of Chicago and how she has inspired our nation to believe in the American Dream that her life exemplifies. In her own stirring words: America should be a place where you can make it if you try. Written by David Bergen Brophy, this in-depth biography captures the heart and soul of the First Lady behind the campaign for change.

Becoming

Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 1524763152
Format: PDF
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Michelle Obama

Author: Susan Swimmer
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579128265
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Details the development of Michelle Obama's fashion sense; compares it to other recent first ladies' looks; and depicts her outfits on different occasions and her use of such signature styles and items as sleeveless tops, cardigans, and pearl necklaces.

American Grown

Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307956024
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Describes how the First Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, and shares gardening tips, recipes, and advice for making healthier food choices.

The Meaning of Michelle

Author: Veronica Chambers
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250114977
Format: PDF, Docs
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A NEW IN NONFICTION PEOPLE PICK | A TIME TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2017 | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Huffington Post • Glamour • Bustle • RedEye A Los Angeles Times bestseller **One of BookRiot's '11 Books to Help Us Make It Through a Trump Presidency'** **One of The Guardian's Essentials for Black History Month** “Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin’.” —Roxane Gay “Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is a Black man is still breathtaking to me. The fact that he goes home to a tight-knit, loving family headed by a Black woman is soul-stirring. That woman is Michelle. Michelle. That name now carries a whole world of meaning...” —From the Preface by Ava DuVernay Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. In addition to a tribute to Michelle Obama, this book is also a rollicking, lively dinner party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood and what it means to be American today. Contributors include: Ava DuVernay, Veronica Chambers, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Ford, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Karen Hill Anton, Rebecca Carroll, Phillipa Soo, and Roxane Gay

Spoken From the Heart

Author: Laura Bush
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847378994
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In a captivating and compelling voice that ranks with many of our greatest memoirists, Laura Bush tells the story of her unique path from dusty Midland, Texas to the world stage and the White House. An only child, Laura Welch grew up in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death. She masterfully recreates the rugged, oil boom-and-bust culture of Midland, her close relationship with her father, and the bonds of early friendships that she retains to this day. For the first time, in heart-wrenching detail, she writes about her tragic car accident that left her friend Mike Douglas dead. Laura Welch attended Southern Methodist University in an era on the cusp of monumental change. After graduating, she became an elementary school teacher, working in inner city schools, then trained as a librarian. At age thirty, she met George W. Bush, whom she had last passed in the hallway in seventh grade. Three months later, 'the old maid of Midland married Midland's most eligible bachelor'. As First Lady of Texas, Laura Bush championed education and launched the Texas Book Festival, passions she brought to the White House. Here, she captures presidential life in the frantic and fearful months after 9-11, when fighter jet cover echoed through the walls. She writes openly about the threats, the withering media spotlight, and the transformation of her role. One of the first U.S. officials to visit war-torn Afghanistan, she reached out to disease-stricken African nations and tirelessly advocated for women in the Middle East and dissidents in Burma. With deft humor and a sharp eye, Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House. And she writes with honesty and eloquence about her family, political life, and her eight remarkable Washington years. Laura Bush's compassion, her sense of humour, her grace, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart make this story deeply revelatory, beautifully rendered, and unlike any other First Lady's memoir ever written.

Michelle Obama

Author: Peter Slevin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307949311
Format: PDF
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Biography of the 46th First Lady of the United States (1964).

America s First Ladies

Author: Rae Lindsay
Publisher: Gilmour House
ISBN: 9780965375344
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Meet Michelle Obama and all her predecessors in the first book that profiles every woman who has served as our nation's First Lady. In America's First Ladies: Power Players from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, Rae Lindsay reports behind-the-scenes details about the lives of these forty-plus un-elected, unpaid women who filled what many call “the world's hardest job." They range from the famous to the obscure, from the beloved to the unpopular, from the well-educated to those who could barely read. Some were elegant and gregarious entertainers; others endured grief and pain in private. Many served as their husbands' eyes, ears and voices. Some bloomed, while others wilted under the light of public scrutiny. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Any woman who goes into public life has to have a hide like a rhinoceros.” When Michelle Obama took on the First Lady role she set some major precedents: not only is she the first black First Lady, but in addition, her great-great-grandfather was a slave. She has vowed to be "Mom-in-Chief" to her pre-teen daughters (the youngest children to live in the White House since Amy Carter), but her education and career experience will lead her to take on significant national projects as well. Barack Obama calls her his "rock," and, in this role, she most certainly will act as her husband's influential "eyes and ears." In America's' First Ladies, Rae Lindsay relates the major roles played by our Presidents' wives or surrogates, as well as the “First Lady” foibles that impacted on presidential families and, sometimes, our country. - Martha Washington was such a poor speller that often George wrote her letters for her. She also recycled muslin grain sacks as morning dresses. - Abigail Adams often wrote three love letters a day to her husband; in one she urged him to "remember the ladies," one of the first feminist statements. - Dolley Madison and Nancy Reagan fudged their true birth dates - Eliza Johnson and Abigail Fillmore taught their husbands, Andrew Johnson and Millard Fillmore, to read. - Mamie Eisenhower transformed much of the White House into "Mamie Pink" and often greeted her staff, in bed, wearing a Mamie Pink bedjacket. - Julia Grant wanted an operation to fix her cross-eyes and wanted to live "off campus" in Georgetown; Ulysses S. Grant denied both these goals. - Eleanor Roosevelt absentmindedly served sweetbreads to FDR six days in a row, and gave away silver teaspoons to visitors as White House souvenirs. - Mary Lincoln ordered $1,000 in mourning clothes over a year before Lincoln was assassinated; a shopaholic, during one spree she bought over 100 pairs of gloves. - Jacqueline Kennedy was criticized for reportedly spending $60,000 on clothes, while Pat Nixon wore a "respectable Republican cloth coat." - Jane Pierce stayed upstairs at the White House writing letters to her dead sons during Franklin Pierce's term in office. - Pat Nixon urged her husband to destroy all his tapes; his refusal led to Watergate and his resignation. - Sarah Polk, Helen Taft, and Rosalynn Carter attended their husband's cabinet meetings. - Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan relied on astrologers for clues about their husbands' futures. In America's First Ladies, Lindsay tells you about parties and problems, weddings and funerals…cows on the White House lawn and rats in the White House walls…and about the women who cared deeply about what was happening in their country, as well as those who couldn't care less. Was Edith Wilson trying to take over the reins of power, or was she just trying to maintain her husband's position as President? Was Frances Cleveland simply a great entertainer or should she be recognized as a woman who helped hide her husband's horrific cancer of the jaw from the public? Would Mary Lincoln have had a stronger place in American history if she had been treated for her apparent bi-polar disorder? And what about the peaks and valleys in public opinion? Americans loved Jackie but thought her frivolous until JFK was assassinated. Nancy Reagan went up and down in the public's view until her Ronnie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Everyone always loved Mamie and the outspoken Bess. Few loved Mary Lincoln or Florence Harding or the elitist Eliza Monroe. Eleanor Roosevelt was "everybody's aunt," and millions adored her, while just as many deplored her. Hillary Clinton, writes Lindsay, is like spinach or liver: "you either hate it or love it." In the last chapter, Lindsay takes a prescient look at "what if...the first lady is a MAN"...what would we call him? What would his role be?"

Michelle Obama

Author: Kezia Endsley
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1627129774
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Michelle Obama is the wife of Barack Obama and founder of the Let’s Move! movement. Find out about her life before the White House, from her childhood all the way through college and young adulthood.