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Michelle Obama has quickly become one of the most influential and respected women in America. This book is a collection of her most personal and inspirational speeches, given over the course of a year and a half, on the Obama's historic journey to the White House. In her own words, Michelle Obama talks about her beliefs, her upbringing, and her values.
Paperback, 62 pages
Published November 24th 2008 by Createspace
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Sep 13, 2013 France added it
I chose to read this book because I’m quite interested in biographies because it reveals the true life-style well-known people live, rather than what reality TV shows show us. Also this book caught my eye because everything that’s written in this book is quoted from Michelle Obama herself.

This book covers the ‘a diary, biography or autobiography’ category on the book blog bingo board. I was really interested in completing this category as I really enjoy reading books about true stories. I starte
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Darlene
Very disappointing. This is just a compilation of all her media quotes.
Fredrick Danysh
Rogak has put together a collection of Mrs. Obama's statements from various sources. Many of these reflect Obama's belief that her ethnicity is more important that her nationality and that she should be a privileged or special person. None of her statements changed my opinion about the family. but one must understand the people on the other side.
Jacquelyn
This is a easy one, Michelle tell you I am first a mother, then a wife and now the roll
as the first lady. If you have children, a husband, and pet then you can understand her words.
But this is the first lady, she also have other duties on top. I enjoyed this I take it out every once in while to read.
RoHullAH RaHiMi
It is a great book, miraculously, the writer put to gather some of the Michelle Obama’s best contemplation and idea’s. Michelle Obama is really a special first lady and Obama family is a unique family living in white house.
Kathleen Cross
An OK read. It is compiled out of her many interviews she has given up to around 2008. Very high standards and she appears to be a very genuine person. Supports her husband and children as her main focus in life.
Taf Teh
Collection of truly inspiring quotes from her speeches or interviews, which summarize (and highlight) her true self and Obama's and their overwhelming philosophies of changhing the world's perception.
Itsjuliaeliza
This was an excellent book of quotes that gave me an inssight into the extraordinary mind of the First Lady. I enhoyed her sense of humour and her honesty. Definitely recommended for a short, light read
Michelle
How to write a book like this: Google search "Michelle Obama + topic of choice."
The quotes were good, but they hardly constitute a full book.
Traci
It was interesting to see into how Michelle Obama feels about different issues.
Jade Saleem
Excellent read for fifth grade students to read about their 2010 first lady
Susan
interesting....
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

She was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm
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“Changing the big picture takes time.. and the best things to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives if we're doing all that. That becomes the collage of real change” 6 likes
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