Showing posts with label Michelle Obama book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michelle Obama book. Show all posts

Saturday, January 11, 2020

New book by Michelle Obama: Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By

Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By, a life-affirming collection of more than 170 quotes from one of the world’s most admired and respected public figures: Michelle Obama.

“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” —Michelle Obama, campaign rally, October 2016

As First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama used her platform to express her strongly held beliefs—and earned admiration for her intelligence, generosity, strength, bravery, confidence, and hard work. This collection of quotations, which covers topics ranging from education and equality to self-belief and success, helps cement her place as one of the strongest voices on the global stage today.

The quotations include:

“Every single child has boundless promise, no matter who they are, where they come from, or how much money their parents have. We’ve got to remember that.” —National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, November 2016

“It is so important to remember that our diversity has been—and will continue to be—our greatest source of strength and pride.” —Annual Nowruz celebration, April 2016

“We shouldn’t be sending messages to girls that there are things they can’t do—because there’s nothing that a girl can’t do.” —The Guardian, interview, November 2018

“It is not about voting for the perfect candidate—there is no such person.” —Campaign rally, September 2016

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” —Democratic National Convention, September 2012

“When you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something . . . and that is the power of hope. The belief that something better is always possible if you’re willing to work for it and fight for it.” —Final speech as First Lady of the United States, January 2017


Saturday, December 01, 2018

Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is best selling book of 2018

Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" has become the best selling book of the year in the United States, surpassing Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" and others.

Wolff's "Fire" was a publishing world sensation when it came out in January. To date it has sold 1,008,088 hardcover copies, according to NDP BookScan data.

All year long, it was the year's No. 1 political book. Its closest competitor was "Fear," by Bob Woodward, which came out in September and has sold 872,567 hardcover copies to date.

But "Becoming" outpaced them both in just a couple of weeks. BookScan shows 1,122,618 hardcover copies of Obama's uplifting memoir have sold since its November 13 release date.

That makes it No. 1 for the year. The year's No. 2 book in terms of hardcover sales is "Magnolia Table," a cookbook by TV star Joanna Gaines. "Fire and Fury" now ranks No. 3, followed by Rachel Hollis' self help book "Girl, Wash Your Face" at No. 4 and "Fear" at No. 5.

Obama's publisher, Penguin Random House, said Friday that "Becoming" "sold more than 2 million units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada during the first 15 days of its publication."

The hardcover edition of "Becoming" is now up to six printings, meaning the publisher has had to order more and more copies to keep up with demand. By the end of the sixth printing, there will be 3.4 million copies in print in the U.S. and Canada, well-timed for the holiday book-buying season.


Friday, November 09, 2018

Michelle Obama: 'I'd never forgive' Trump for 'birther' conspiracy

Former first lady Michelle Obama reportedly rips President Trump's spreading of the "birther" conspiracy theory against her husband in her upcoming book.

In excerpts from her memoir “Becoming" obtained by The Washington Post, Obama says she will "never forgive" Trump for the "xenophobic" claims that her husband, former President Obama, was not actually born in America.

"The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," the former first lady writes. "But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks."

“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him," she continues.

The book is set to be released Tuesday.


Friday, March 10, 2017

New Book, Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey by Antonia Felix

A stunning pictorial celebration of one of the most beloved First Ladies of our time: Michelle Obama.

With 140 photographs, inspiring quotes, and excerpts from five historic speeches, this gorgeous volume pays tribute to Michelle Obama. Although it primarily focuses on 2007 to 2016, the book covers the pre-White House years, as well: her childhood, her time in college and law school, her work as a young professional, her marriage to Barack, and her experiences during his first campaign. It also explores her family life; celebrates her “First Lady Firsts”; looks at her TV appearances and official trips; details her main health, social, and education projects; and presents her as the glamorous, fashionable First Hostess at State Dinners and other events. Fans of Michelle will treasure this keepsake of a trendsetting, socially conscious, and powerful First Lady.