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The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own

edited by Veronica Chambers
Format
Book
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781250114969, 1250114969, 9781250114976
Summary
"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. As Hillary Clinton has said, admiringly about Michelle Obama, our soon to be ex-First Lady exemplifies "the ideal concept of American womanhood." What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. A rollicking, lively dinner-party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood, and what it means to be American today, [this book] offers a parting gift for a landmark moment in American history." --
Contents
  • Preface / Ava Duvernay
  • Introduction: Homegirls / Veronica Chambers
  • Michelle in high cotton / Benilde Little
  • Crushing on Michelle : or, The unapologetic power of Blackness / Damon Young
  • 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
  • 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
  • Best of wives and best of women / Phillipa Soo
  • Making space / Roxane Gay.
Description
xiii, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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