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Michelle : a biography / Liza Mundy.

By: Mundy, Liza, 1960-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009, c2008Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.Description: 249 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1416599444; 9781416599449.Subject(s): Obama, Michelle, 1964- | African American women -- Biography | Women lawyers -- United States -- Biography | African American women lawyers -- Biography | Legislators' spouses -- United States -- Biography | Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography | Obama, BarackDDC classification: 328.73/092 | B Summary: Presents a portrait of Michelle Obama from her youth on the south side of Chicago and her education at Princeton and Harvard Law School to her relationship with Barack Obama and her views on political issues.
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E901.1.O24 M86 2009 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002136463

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-248).

Presents a portrait of Michelle Obama from her youth on the south side of Chicago and her education at Princeton and Harvard Law School to her relationship with Barack Obama and her views on political issues.

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Michelle Obama has generated plenty of blog commentary, TV interviews, and magazine covers this year, much but not all of it positive. Using interviews with her subject's family and friends, as well as the periodical record, Washington Post reporter Mundy (Everything Conceivable) presents this comprehensive look at Michelle Obama and her relationship with Barack Obama. Believing that Ms. Obama has become a role model not only for African American women but for all women trying to balance family and careers, Mundy provides insight into Ms. Obama's experiences during her youth in a tight-knit neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. She also reflects on how Ms. Obama's education at Princeton and Harvard Law during the early years of their integration affected her outlook on U.S. race relations. The author offers a balanced appraisal of her subject's accomplishments and personality, including an examination of the apparent conflict posed by her being critical of the U.S. health-care system while working as a public relations officer at the University of Chicago Hospitals, and she shows that Ms. Obama is often uncomfortable in the political arena. Mundy also offers delightful stories about the Obamas' family life. Readers who want reassurance that Michelle Obama is up to the job of First Lady and those who just want to know more about her won't be disappointed. Recommended for public libraries.-Jill Ortner, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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