This book details the fascinating life story of Michelle Obama, emphasizing her own personal and professional accomplishments, her life partnership with President Barack Obama, and her distinctive approach to the role of First Lady.
In 1989, a rising star in a Chicago law firm was asked to mentor a summer associate from Harvard. Three years later they were married. Sixteen years later she stood at his side as he was sworn in as the United States’s first African American President. And if she would not have been there without him, he undoubtedly would not have been there without her.
Independent and supportive, elegant and down-to-earth, an accomplished professional and family anchor as her husband rose to the presidency, Michelle Obama is to many the consummate life partner in politics and the epitome of the 21st-century working mom. Michelle Obama: A Biography offers an unprecedented look at one of the most captivating women of our time, one who is sure to add her own distinctive legacy to the tradition of presidential wives.
Ranging across the full arc of Michelle Obama’s life, this revealing biography tells the story of her family background—her great-great-grandfather was a slave—her modest Chicago upbringing, her education and well-established legal career, and her relationship with her husband before, during, and after he reached the pinnacle of American politics.
• Includes a chronology of the life of America’s first African American First Lady
• Presents photos of the Obama family—including their dog, Bo
• Shows how events from Michelle Obama’s life have influenced her career, her marriage, and how she functions as a wife, mother, and First Lady
• Compares Obama to former First Ladies, and predicts how she will change the course of history
• Explores Michelle Obama’s interests in nuclear disarmament, health care, the peace movement, women’s issues, the needs of military families, and improved nutrition