The meaning of Michelle : 16 writers on the iconic First Lady and how her journey inspires our own
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 16 copies|
A NEW IN NONFICTION PEOPLE PICK | A TIME TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2017 | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Huffington Post * Glamour * Bustle * RedEye
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
**One of BookRiot's '11 Books to Help Us Make It Through a Trump Presidency'**
**One of The Guardian 's Essentials for Black History Month**
"Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin'." --Roxane Gay
"Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is a Black man is still breathtaking to me. The fact that he goes home to a tight-knit, loving family headed by a Black woman is soul-stirring. That woman is Michelle. Michelle. That name now carries a whole world of meaning..." --From the Preface by Ava DuVernay
Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started.
While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. In addition to a tribute to Michelle Obama, this book is also a rollicking, lively dinner party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood and what it means to be American today.
Contributors include: Ava DuVernay, Veronica Chambers, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Ford, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Karen Hill Anton, Rebecca Carroll, Phillipa Soo, and Roxane Gay
ContentsPreface / Ava Duvernay
Introduction. Homegirls / Veronica Chambers
Michelle in high cotton / Benilde Little
Crushing on Michelle : or, The unapologetic power of Blackness / Damon Young
The composer and the brain : a conversation about music, marriage, power, creativity, partnership ... and the Obamas / Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
Lady O and King Bey / Brittney Cooper
We go way back / Ylonda Gault Caviness
Two Black first ladies walk into a room / Chirlane McCray
Becoming the wife / Cathi Hanauer
On being flawlessly imperfect / Tiffany Dufu
She slays : Michelle Obama & the power of dressing like you mean it / Tanisha C. Ford
Cooking with a narrative / Marcus Samuelsson
Michelle Obama : representational justice / Sarah Lewis
The freedom to be yourself / Karen Hill Anton
She loves herself when she is laughing : Michelle Obama, taking down a stereotype and co-creating a presidency / Rebecca Carroll
The best of wives and best of women / Phillipa Soo
Making space / Roxane Gay.
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Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :St. Martin's Press,2017
xiii, 220 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220).