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  Forever first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday posted a moving Instagram tribute to George H.W. Bush, showing a picture of the late 41st president giving her a kiss on the cheek in the Oval Office. On Sunday, the Becoming author announced the cancellation of her book tour appearances in Paris and Berlin to attend Bush’s funeral after his death on […]

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  NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is selling at a pace rarely seen for a political memoir, or any nonfiction book. READ MORE: Michelle Obama signs books at Costco as Ellen DeGeneres serenades her Combined hardcover, e-book and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2 million copies in the first 15 days, […]

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Searching for the perfect present for the reader in your family? Or maybe it’s time for some self-gifting (we won’t judge, we promise). From essays to young adult novels to photography and poetry, The Undefeated has you covered. Here’s a collection of some of the most intriguing, well-crafted and engaging books of 2018. FICTION The […]

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Here are a few of the most likely (and some unlikely) candidates who should make a go at the Presidency in 2020.

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  Michelle Obama is on a roll after the release of her best-selling book, Becoming, and folks who are lucky enough to catch her on her book tour are in for a major musical treat. Our Forever First Lady enlisted the help of The Roots drummer Questlove to curate a custom playlist that includes more than 300 of […]

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There is no doubt that Becoming, the memoir from our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama, is at the top of everyone’s reading list. The Hill reported that the memoir sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day on the market, making it one of the largest single-day sales of the year in book publishing. Although Michelle Obama is no longer […]

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The following is an excerpt from Michelle Obama’s Becoming, the new memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Listen to her read it, and two other excerpts—covering their first date and marriage counseling—at the end of this post.

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  Beloved first lady Michelle Obama sold more than 725,000 copies of her memoir, Becoming, on its first day on the market, one of the largest single-day sales of the year in book publishing, according to The Hill. This total sales figure includes all formats and editions in the United States and Canada, ranging from audio book and Spanish-language […]

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Since leaving the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama are proving they have the Midas touch. The launch of the Forever First Lady’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, last week is already proven to be a hit, with sold-out stadiums across the country and books flying off the shelves at bookstores, according to the […]

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Last night, I was part of the sold-out crowd that gathered at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to see the only first lady I will recognize—Michelle Obama—at her Los Angeles tour stop for her new book, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama.

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Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming: Only four days after its Nov. 13 release, Penguin Random House announced on Friday that our forever first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, sold more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the United States and Canada on the first day of its publication…

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Okay, so you didn’t cop those tickets to Michelle Obama’s epic multi-city book tour ... or, you opted out, because you hate crowds and high-priced tickets to events where you have no chance of being near the stage or retaining the magic of the experience beyond 24 hours after it ends.

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There is, I believe, a conversation that could be had about an unease we (black people) might have with the Obamas’ post-White House relationship with money. And not just with money as a tangible object, but in surrounding themselves with it and being ensconced in markers and signifiers of it. The word “Obama” has…

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If you feel like you’re seeing Michelle Obama everywhere these days, get used to it. With the release of her acclaimed memoir, Becoming, plus a nine-city book tour with crowds rivaling any her friends Beyoncé and Oprah might attract, she’s successfully transitioned from former First Lady to bona fide phenomenon. Very…

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Michelle Obama is looking absolutely gorgeous, styled in a white suit giving us serious Olivia Pope vibes, as the icon handles her business and graces the December/January cover of Essence magazine. The beloved former first lady opens up about her reign in the White House with her husband Barack Obama and how the two survived his challenging two […]

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Ellen DeGeneres brought her hijinks to Costco along with the Former first lady Michelle Obama who played along as she surprised fans with her presence and signed copies of her New York Times bestselling memoir Becoming, PEOPLE reports.   “Oh look, it’s the first time I’ve seen my book in a store!” Obama excitedly said as the two made their way crisscrossing through […]

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How do you end a highly successful podcast (turned HBO special) in a major way? If you’re Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of WNYC Studios’ 2 Dope Queens, you interview the dopest queen around, our forever first lady turned soon-to-be bestselling author Michelle Obama.

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We all know by heart Michelle Obama’s public story: The girl from the South Side of Chicago, raised by incredibly hard-working parents. The descendant of slaves who attended two Ivy League institutions and then returned home to invest in her community, eventually meeting her beloved husband and raising two daughters.…

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  Michelle Obama began her 12-stop book tour Tuesday by sitting with Oprah Winfrey before an audience at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls, speaking on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President Donald Trump moved in. […]

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Before launching her sold out book tour, former first lady Michelle Obama returned to her former high school, Whitney Young.

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Melania Trump may claim to be the most bullied person in the world, but truly, has there been any first lady more scrutinized than Michelle Obama? During her time in the White House (and before—and since), Obama was attacked for her race, her hair, her body, and her mere existence as a black woman in a space many…

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Michelle Obama’s highly anticipated new memoir drops today—as anyone who’s been within a stone’s throw of the internet, a TV, or a radio likely knows by now. But in the days before its release, Becoming has already topped a couple best-seller lists, thanks to a massive amount of preorders.

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There is a lot we want to know about Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, the highly gifted young girl from Chicago’s South Side who made history as America’s first black first lady. What she smells like, for example, or whether she fantasized about throwing a shoe at the back of Donald Trump’s squirrelly toupee at his…

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Listen to NPR showcase former First Lady Michelle Obama read from her much anticipated new memoir which is set to hit the shelves this week.

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Despite all the abuse she endured while in the White House, Michelle Obama is indisputably one of the most likable first ladies ever to inhabit the role. And in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine, she gets candid about being one half of a famously political couple, doubles down on her assessment of…

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  With the debut of her highly anticipated memoir on tap, our forever First Lady Michelle Obama is opening up in the new issue of Elle magazine with the help of a special friend. Oprah Winfrey interviewed Obama for the December issue, and the two discussed the White House, her high profile marriage, and Donald […]

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Former first lady Michelle Obama’s much-talked about interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts aired Sunday and she admitted that when her husband was first listed as a 2008 presidential hopeful, she—like so many others—had the same initial response. “I think I did what a lot of black folks were doing’,” she told Roberts. “We were afraid […]

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When asked for his comments on Michelle Obama's strong words against him in her upcoming memoir, Donald Trump resorted to spouting unsubstantiated claims (aka lies). 

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  Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. She tells ABC in an interview aired on “Good Morning America” she felt like she “failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about […]

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  If this was 2020 and President Trump was up against women like Michelle Obama, Oprah, and Sen. Kamala Harris, he’d be in prime position to lose, according to a new Axios poll conducted by  SurveyMonkey. —‘Magical negro’: Racist robocalls hit Oprah, Stacey Abrams in contentious Georgia gubernatorial race— Women are the group that Trump is having trouble harassing, according to […]

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We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the incredible Halloween costumes we saw this week, but this one stole our hearts.

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In the latest chess move by the Obamas, the former president and first lady—arguably the best to ever sit in the White House—have licensed a book about the Trump White House which could be crafted into a series that shows just how incompetent the Trump administration really is.

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  There’s a possibility former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle will troll Donald Trump by turning a book that chronicles the chaos of the Trump administration into a Netflix movie, Deadline reports. Read More: Michelle Obama book tour announces celebrity lineup And we are so here for the shade. Earlier this year, the high-profile couple secured a multi-year deal to produce movies and […]

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