Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First Lady of Hope

Book - 2009
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A revealing look at Michelle Obama's remarkable life, from her Chicago childhood and her education at Princeton and Harvard; how she first met Barack Obama, to her role as his closest adviser.
Contents: How this book came to be
Michelle Obama
Taking her seat at the table
The Ivy years
Working toward a world as it should be
You and I (we can conquer the world)
This First Lady's first job: mom
Skin as tough as a rhinoceros hide
The color purple
Questions of race, gender, and age
A new landscape
Michelle Obama everywhere
The home stretch
Crossing the finish line
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2009
Branch Call Number: B O122Li PBK
Characteristics: xxx, 210 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781599215211
1599215217

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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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