By Peter Slevin
An inspiring tale, richly specific and written with élan, this is the 1st entire account of the existence and occasions of Michelle Obama, a lady of accomplishment and purpose--and the main not likely first woman in glossy American heritage. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing element, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White apartment from her working-class adolescence on Chicago's mostly 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 collage and Harvard legislation university throughout the racially charged Eighties. after which returning to Chicago, the place she works in an elite legislation enterprise and meets a legislation scholar from Hawaii named Barack Obama. unhappy by means of company legislation, Michelle embarks on a look for significant paintings that takes her again to the group of her South aspect early life, 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 via Michelle in a task either relentlessly public and never fullyyt of her settling on. He bargains a clean and compelling view of the White condominium years while Michelle Obama casts herself as mentor, instructor, champion of food, supporter of army households, and fervent opponent of inequality.
From the Hardcover variation.