Former First Lady Michelle Obama was a reluctant politician’s wife. She met President Barack Obama at the law firm where she worked as his boss. When he asked her out, she said “No.” Every time he asked, the answer was always “No.” Finally, he asked her to just get some ice cream, and she agreed.
President Obama likes strong women. It takes a special kind of man to respect one as compared to the other two kinds of men any strong woman attracts: those wanting a mother and those who want her to support them. Still, her marriage with President Obama was not all a bed of roses. She was basically a single parent when her husband was down in the Illinois capitol in Springfield representing his state constituents.
This strong woman has written a book On Becoming, which is the number one best-selling book internationally, according to Amazon Books. She wants young women to contact her as she tweeted here:
‘One of the highlights of sharing my story in Becoming has been hearing from people all over the world, especially young people. So I want to put a call out to every person who’s reading Becoming or has already finished it to share your thoughts and your questions!’
One of the highlights of sharing my story in Becoming has been hearing from people all over the world, especially young people. So I want to put a call out to every person who’s reading Becoming or has already finished it to share your thoughts and your questions! pic.twitter.com/glfqayQDQS
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 8, 2021
Angie Thomas with The Time magazine reviewed the book for Amazon:
‘Becoming is inspirational without trying to be. From the first words, the very warmth that permeates its author emanates from the pages. . . . Becoming manages to be a coming-of-age tale, a love story and a family saga all in one. More importantly, this book is a reminder that America is still a work-in-progress, and that hope can be an action word if we allow it to be. Becoming is a balm that America needs, from a woman America does not yet deserve.’
The New York Times Book Review’s Isabel Wilkerson wrote:
‘A serious work of candid reflection by a singular figure of early-twenty-first-century America . . . Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny.’
Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland wrote:
‘Deeply personal and refreshingly honest . . . She’s thoughtful, humorous, bracingly revealing, and when it’s time, she does us all the favor of showing us the human side of a man worshipped by so many. . . . It’s human and genuine and welcoming to see the layers of humanity she holds open. . . . Michelle Obama’s story can maybe inspire you to find a path for your own story.’
The Boston Globe’s Douglas Brinkley wrote:
“A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor . . . Every page sparkles with directness and grace.’
Mrs. Obama was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She also worked for the Chicago maor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center.
‘[She] founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.’
Twitter world went nuts when they saw our former first lady. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
— American of Color (@Sd25443413) February 8, 2021
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