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Time 100: The Most Influential People of 2019

- Posted on April 17, 2019

Time has named Michelle as one of their Time 100 Icons for 2019. MICHELLE OBAMA By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice. It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself. Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant […]

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Is on Track to Be One of the Best-Selling Memoirs Ever

- Posted on April 2, 2019

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming continues to smash records. When the book was released in November of last year, it sold 725,000 copies on its first day and 2 million copies in North America within two weeks, quickly becoming the best-selling book of 2018. It also broke the record of best first-week sales […]

Hard work brought Michelle Obama success

- Posted on January 14, 2019

I thought that this article by Esther Cepeda for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier was really well done. You may have heard Michelle Obama’s best-selling book “Becoming” is a well-written and fascinating story of a working-class Chicago girl who overcame obstacles to make it to the White House. I’m not here to say otherwise — I […]

Michelle Obama Ends Hillary Clinton’s Run as Most Admired

- Posted on December 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who finished second to Clinton three times and is currently touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won by a significant margin this […]

This is what it looks — and sounds — like when Michelle Obama surprises dozens of Dallas-area students

- Posted on December 19, 2018

Dozens of high school students attending a leadership conference for young women in Dallas had been studying former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir — but none of them expected to meet her Monday afternoon. The young women were discussing Becoming at the Winspear Opera House, and then she peeked out from behind the curtain. The […]

Michelle Obama Warmly Dishes on George W. Bush’s Surprise for Her at His Father’s Funeral

- Posted on December 19, 2018

Michelle Obama was just as charmed by former President George W. Bush‘s mint passes as fans were. The Becoming author and Bush were at the center of two viral moments this year when cameras caught the former president passing her mints — first at Sen. John McCain‘s state funeral in September and then at former […]

Michelle Obama: George W. Bush is ‘my partner in crime’ and ‘I love him to death’

- Posted on December 7, 2018

This is what it is all about and shows what a great woman Michelle is! Thank you to USA Today for the article! WASHINGTON – Former first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that ex-President George W. Bush has become her “partner in crime” after years of sitting together at official events. “President Bush and I […]

Michelle Obama: By the Book

- Posted on December 6, 2018

The former first lady, whose new memoir is “Becoming,” admires Zadie Smith’s novel “White Teeth” for its complexity and humor: “Even if a book takes on serious topics, I think it should still be fun to read.” What books are on your nightstand? I’ve usually got a pile of books next to me when I […]

Michelle Obama’s Take On ‘Lean In’? ‘That &#%! Doesn’t Work’

- Posted on December 4, 2018

I loved this genuine reaction by Michelle during her tour stop in New York City. Thank you to NPR for the report! Michelle Obama’s fans have often remarked that she comes across as authentic even as her every move is analyzed, and sometimes criticized. One such moment of candor occurred this weekend, as the former […]

Michelle Obama Explains What ‘Going High’ Really Means

- Posted on November 20, 2018

By now, Michelle Obama‘s famous phrase — “When they go low, we go high” — has become something of a slogan for exercising restraint in the face of frustration. First uttered by the former First Lady in 2016, it quickly caught on. In an interview with The New York Times while promoting her popular new […]