Origins

New biography of Michelle Obama out soon

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FLOTUS fans, mark your calendars: a new biography of Michelle Obama is coming out on April 7. In Michelle Obama: A Life, former Washington Post reporter Peter Slevin follows Michelle from her childhood in Chicago through the development of her relationship with Barack and their journey to the White House– though the book reportedly dwells less on Washington gossip than we might expect from a political biography. Early readers say the first lady is portrayed in a largely positive light. Slevin also explores the role of race in Michelle’s life, and how it’s affected her world view. “To say that during her Princeton years she could not envision an African American president is like saying the sun rises and sets every day,” he writes. Slevin relies mainly on interviews with Michelle’s friends, relatives, colleagues and employees.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

 

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