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What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style

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Inspiring insights, advice, and style for every woman who admires the popular and poised First Lady Michelle Obama

Embodying style, class, and intelligence, Michelle Obama has quickly become an American icon. Rising from modest beginnings, she went on to earn an Ivy League education, a position at a top law firm, and a pivotal role beside President Barack Obama. Yet Miche...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 19th 2012 by Gotham (first published April 1st 2012)
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Grace Major
The author, Allison Samuels, took an unique approach to passing on wisdom to young ladies. There is so much wisdom in this book that I wished I had learned earlier in life. This book could serve as a great tool for moms to use with their daughters. Although I say young ladies, I believe the earlier you get this wisdom the better but this book is not limited to a certain age. Men could find this book useful as well if they are involved with a woman who has a strong demeanor or if he is raising a...more
What would Michelle Do?
Though Michelle Obama has had many books published about her over the past few years, this newly crafted book by journalist Allison Samuels What Would Michelle Do? succeeds by telling the story without the bias found in many of Michelle's "biographies". Furthermore, many political novels can be tedious reads, but Allison Samuel's manages to present the First Lady's life and success with a writing style that is witty, interesting, and above all memorable.

This is a book that...more
One of the things that I miss most about being a bookseller is being able to recommend books to people with specific requests (not just a general "what's a good book to read?"). Aligning someone with the perfect book for their needs is very rewarding.

What Would Michelle Do? is spot on for people looking for gifts to support young women on to the next phase of their lives as they graduate from high school or college. By using the example of Michelle Obama's life from childhood to adulthood, Samu...more
In general, I enjoyed the book, but preferred the first half over the second. The author describes the First Lady and her family and friends by sharing some of her growing-up years, her personal doubts and fears, and how she overcame growing up in a poor, working-class family and went on to attend Princeton, just as her brother did before her. The author highlighted the First Lady's good qualities and positivity, and there were many helpful resources provided in the book, such as recommended boo...more
Stephanie Iverson
Very well written book. It gave many insights into a women who is secure and how she became secure in her own skin. Very enlightening and challenges you to find yourself and be the very best you.
Kelly McCloskey-Romero
While I'm curious about Michelle Obama and what makes her tick, this book was just full of speculation and beauty and self- esteem tips the likes of which you'd find in a women's magazine.
Oct 06, 2012 Joann rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Like a series of articles from Seventeen or Glamour -- I think I'm not quite the demographic for this. Still fun enough that I didn't abandon it
A practical approach to successfully bring about change in many areas of life that were formerly perceived as "no-nos" in mixed company.
Ashlee Welsh
Very useful book regarding how to be a put-together, professional lady/wife/mother. Inspiring.
Interesting, with some helpful tips and reminders..
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Allison Samuels is an award-winning Newsweek correspondent who has covered sports and entertainment since 1996. Samuels is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Big Sisters of America, and the UCLA Black Studies Department board of directors. She lives in Los Angeles.
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