Michelle Obama: A Life by Peter Slevin

By Peter Slevin

An inspiring tale, richly unique and written with élan, here's the 1st complete account of the lifestyles and occasions of Michelle Obama, a girl of accomplishment and purpose--and the main not likely first woman in smooth American background. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing element, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White residence from her working-class adolescence on Chicago's principally segregated South Side.

the adventure winds from the intricacies of her upbringing because the hugely centred daughter of a gregarious urban water-plant employee stricken with a number of sclerosis to the tribulations she faces at Princeton college and Harvard legislation college through the racially charged Eighties. after which returning to Chicago, the place she works in an elite legislation company and meets a legislation scholar from Hawaii named Barack Obama. unhappy by way of company legislations, Michelle embarks on a look for significant paintings that takes her again to the neighborhood of her South part formative years, while she struggles to discover stability as a mom and a professional--while married to a guy who desires to be president.

Slevin deftly explores the drama of Barack's old campaigns and the tough glare confronted by means of Michelle in a job either relentlessly public and never fullyyt of her opting for. He bargains a clean and compelling view of the White condominium years while Michelle Obama casts herself as mentor, instructor, champion of meals, supporter of army households, and fervent opponent of inequality.

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