Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First Lady of Hope

Book - 2009
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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 remark, For the first time in my adult life I am really proud of my country, did her husband s campaign no good. A woman whose impassioned speech to the Democratic National Convention may have helped win him 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 between 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."
Publisher: New York : Globe Pequot Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781599215211
1599215217
Characteristics: 210 p
Alternative Title: First Lady of hope

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Jul 04, 2011

The book is rather like an extended editorial. The author, unable to interview either of the Obamas, relied primarily upon the Internet and other media for her information. Thus, for Obama aficionados, there wasn’t much new information.
However there was serious discussion about the racism, sexism, and ageism in the 2008 election. The book ends with election night so its primary subject is the campaign. The author particularly analyzed the media's treatment of Michelle Obama both the hateful and the adoring media treatments.
The author is an Obama supporter and clearly believes Barack Obama - and Michelle for that matter - to be transformational figures in American history. I wholeheartedly agree. Long may they reign.

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