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Michelle Obama: A Life (Paperback)
by Peter Slevin

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This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama.

With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago's largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago while building a high-powered career, raising a family, and helping a young community organizer named Barack Obama become president of the United States.

From the lessons she learned in Chicago to the messages she shares as one of the most recognizable women in the world, the story of this First Lady is the story of America. Michelle Obama: A Life is a fresh and compelling view of a woman of unique achievement and purpose.

Finalist for the 2015 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

One of Booklist's Top Ten Biographies of 2015

"Detailed and absorbing. . . . [B]ring[s] a storied public figure to life." -- The Washington Post

"A deeply informed portrait of the first lady and her native Chicago. . . . Her larger story, told so powerfully in Slevin's biography, suggests she will forever be a force with which to be reckoned."

--Chicago Tribune

"A must-read. . . . An important new biography. . . . Slevin treats [the First Lady] and her accomplishments with the detail and nuance they deserve."
--Elle Magazine

 

About the Author


Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois.

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