From the Back Cover
January 20, 2009. Inauguration Day. Making History.
“What would she wear?” the media asked. But Americans sought more than fashion: The mind. The mother. The woman. Michelle Obama. This is the first book to tell the astonishing story of a woman whose intellect, verbal flair, and poise are certain to make her one of the most influential First Ladies in history. A woman whose impassioned speech to the Democratic National Convention may have helped
win her husband the Oval Office. A woman touted as a future presidential candidate herself.
Readers are given a revealing and intimate look at Michelle Obama’s remarkable life—from her Chicago childhood to her education at Princeton and Harvard, from how she first met Barack Obama at the prestigious law firm where they were the only African Americans, to her role as his closest adviser, and to her own political beliefs. For Michelle, family comes first, and—like so many women who struggle with family and career—she seriously weighed her husband’s presidential ambitions before giving her stamp of approval. Apparently she struck a hard bargain: He had to give up smoking.
Down-to-earth. Witty. Honest. Outspoken. One-of-a-kind.
About the Author
Elizabeth Lightfoot has worked as an Associated Press correspondent, a newspaper reporter, a columnist, and a magazine writer. She holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. She lives in Lyme, Connecticut.