Michelle Obama starts book tour with Oprah - CNN VideoIn a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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She was born in Mississippi. Obama revealed that the moment she boarded the Marine One helicopter after the inauguration, she broke down crying. When I got on the plane I think I sobbed for 30 minutes," she said. What we just did was so hard, and I've wanted to say that for eight years. Obama said she initially went into marriage counseling with the idea that the counselor would tell her husband to "fix himself. I was having arguments not about it getting done but about him doing it. The Obama daughters, Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, showed up to support their mom's new book in a video before the show.
When Oprah Winfrey took the stage in Chicago to introduce Michelle Obama , she opened on the inevitable: The deep political divide in our country. But instead of harping on the negative of which there has been plenty this week, like many weeks she made an observation that, in its singular Oprah-ness, can be taken as a motif of everything that Obama represents right now. Five-hundred fans waited in line for hours — in subdegree temperatures — for their chance at face time with the former FLOTUS. Despite the swiftness of the occasion readers had just enough time to rattle off a well-rehearsed tribute or gratitude before they were ushered along by security it was an early indication of the emotional wellspring that Obama elicits in her adoring public; tears were not a rarity in the crowd. The arena, which normally plays home to the Blackhawks and Bulls, was clad in full rock concert regalia: a step-and-repeat and dedicated marquees with an aesthetic that would have been at home on the On the Run Tour. All this is to say that after more than a decade spent in the public eye, Michelle Obama really knows how to make an entrance. Obama fought off tears for the entirety of the most recent inauguration, only to lose it in the helicopter on the way out.
In November, former first lady Michelle Obama set off on her U. At the end of last year, an extension of the tour, produced by Live Nation, was announced and will include 21 additional events across North America and Europe. The fact that a book tour earned additional tour dates is unprecedented. From the start, Obama has been compared to a rock star, selling out major arenas in record time. With a slew of new dates on the horizon, we take a look at how the event series rewrote the book on book tours:. She sold out arenas.
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