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The Meaning of Michelle

The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own is a collection of essays written by a variety of writers, artists, and thinkers who bring to the table smart, engaging perspectives on our former First Lady.

Michelle Obama grew up in a working class neighborhood on the southside of Chicago. This didn’t offer her the luxury of being entitled, yet it also didn’t hinder Marian and Fraser Robinson from wanting the best for their children, Michelle and Craig. They fostered the deep and endless connection between valuable knowledge and unwavering confidence. They took it to a new level by instilling a no-nonsense attitude, strong work ethic, and positive mindset. This inspired Michelle to become the powerful, admirable woman that she is today. She left an indelible impression on everyone that she came in contact with even early on in life.

I honestly don’t get into politics, yet have always admired Michelle Obama for her unwavering confidence, down-to-earth personality, and impeccable sense of style. I put her in the ranks with people such as Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly when it comes to style and grace. She’s one of the most beloved women! That’s why one doesn’t have to share the same political beliefs as Michelle Obama or even get into politics at all to read The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own.

The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own is a collection of essays written by a variety of writers, artists, and thinkers who bring to the table smart, engaging perspectives on our former First Lady. It showcases what makes her unlike any other First Lady in history and why she has been so important on so many levels. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions of 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 a partner to the most powerful man in the world.

This is the first book to fully explore what Michelle Obama means to our culture. Some of the essayists in this collection include:

· Damon Young
· Roxane Gay
· Brittany Cooper
· Karen Hill Anton
· Chirlane McCray
· Tanisha C. Ford
· Phillipa Soo
· Benilde Little

About the Author

Veronica Chambers is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl. She’s been a top editor at Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Newsweek, among other magazines. In 2012 and 2013, she developed and launched Latina magazines for Conde Nast and Hearst. She has been the recipient of several awards including the Hodder fellowship for emerging novelists at Princeton University and a National Endowment for the Arts fiction award.

This post is in partnership with St. Martin’s Press.

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HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.

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