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Whenever I think of Michelle Obama , I picture her with her husband and two little daughters at his inauguration, about to start his first term as President They had a elegance and grace that I admired, but what I really found exceptional was how together they seemed, as people in themselves and as a family She has endured criticism in the press, on Facebook and on other social media sites than any other first lady that I can remember, her looks, her figure This book then should assure her that [...]
4 high stars Reading The Meaning of Michelle is a lovely experience, but, oh man, it s a sad experience too This collection of 16 essays written by a varied group of authors is a celebration of Michelle Obama The essayists are black women, black men, white women, and others who celebrate Michelle in so many different ways her roots coming from Chicago s south side, her own professional accomplishments, how she took on the role of First Lady and made it her own, how she redefined and enriched the [...]
The Meaning of Michelle 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our OwnI received a free advance e copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you When I first heard of this book I admit that I wasn t particularly excited about it, you see, although I have a profound sense of respect and admiration for Michelle Obama, reading these days is my gate to escape politics not to engage in it.After reading a few positive reviews by [...]
What a wonderful and well deserved tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama I don t remember exactly when I became so captivated with this amazing woman Even though I was stuck with how drop dead gorgeous she looked at the inaugural ball in 2008, I didn t take a lot of notice of who Michelle Obama really was until into President Obama s first term At some point it became obvious to me how fortunate we are to have had this smart, elegant, down to earth woman grace the White House and our country, if [...]
I love Michelle Obama and I loved this tribute to her and her legacy This essay collection includes different writers reflecting on what Michelle Obama as First Lady meant to them personally and professionally, as well as what it meant culturally I really enjoyed it, though it also made me sad about what we ve lost at the White House.
I loved this book When I grow up I d like to be like Michelle
It really does took a while to finish this book, because it was an eBook copy I wished I have a physical copy instead, because I have been highlighting many parts of this book that deserves to be brought to the surface.I m not Black, nor American But my admiration to Michelle Obama is valid and solid.The first half of this book consists of love letters to Michelle Obama as pointed out by some reviews on but the latter half began weighting on personal experiences of these writers, and how they fo [...]
When I was a very lonely, shy, friendless, ugly braces, glasses, acne, rail thin skinny young white kid in grade school, two new students arrived two black girls, Rachel and Clara W, I don t have permission to tell this story They were sisters, perhaps twins I was last in the alphabet, last in line often sitting alone in the cafeteria or often alone on a line of seats in the auditorium last in everything with a last name starting with Z But the teacher simply put Clara W and Rachel W after me as [...]
When they go low, we go high I love and admire Michelle Obama She is a magnificent First Lady and has taken the role and made it her own with dignity, grace and a deep intelligence.All of these essays reflect that Each is a very personal reflection from a range of authors, some of whom have never met the First Lady, but who have been deeply touched by her life in some way I think it is this personal touch that makes this volume of essays so beautiful Each if them testifies to the way Michelle Ob [...]
15 essays15 unique point of viewsAll of them perfectly describe how Mrs Obama has broken the mold and stereotype to become a champion for us and probably our most favorite member of the dynamic Obama duo Full review to come
The Meaning of Michelle is a collection of essays on First Lady Michelle Obama The essays in this book discuss race, class, marriage, creativity, fashion, fitness, womanhood and what it means to be American today Some are very well written, others less so But all in all, this was an interesting look into the effect Michelle Obama has had on our consciousness Michelle is an American Icon, not just because she is First Lady, but because she has redefined womanhood for American women She is intelli [...]
Did I give this book five stars for the subject matter or its innate merits Who knows I loved reading about Michelle Obama s influence and place in several writers including some new to me lives and learning about and from FLOTUS Highly recommend for those reading for self care and those still grappling with a post Obama presidency.
What a great book The 16 writers mentioned in the title are a varied group, and include a couple of men Powerful, confidence building Every time it mentioned a speech or an appearance on TV, I looked it up on You Tube.
The Many Facets of Michelle ObamaLike the majority of the globe, I ve been enchanted by the Obamas since they arrived on the national stage and have greeted the end of the Obama era with sadness, anger, and a deep respect for the President and the First Family Watching Michelle Obama find her voice on the national and then international stage has been wondrous to behold, and as a historian of American history, I am well aware that what the Obamas together created and achieved is a once in a gene [...]
More than two decades ago, Darlene Clark Hine, a historian of Black women at Northwestern University, wrote about the ways that race women had perfected a culture of dissemblance, a strategy of moving through social space in which black women gave the appearance of openness, while holding their most private, innermost thoughts, desires and lives in abeyance from public consumption Michelle Obama s path to dissemblance has been fraught with struggle.
Ugh, Michelle Obama, we didn t deserve you I d been looking forward to reading this book for months and I finally got my hands on a library copy I enjoyed reading most of these essays A majority of them were written by black women, bringing an important perspective to the conversation and voices we need of in general A few of the essays were a miss for me Marcus Samuelsson s was probably my least favorite it seemed so out of place and felt like it was just about him rather than Obama but the bo [...]
Fascinating variety of ideas.
Long live Michelle.
Veronica and the other essayists capture what so many women feel when they think of Michelle Obama.
A bittersweet love letter to the outgoing FLOTUS Full disclosure I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley Trigger warning for discussions of racism and misogyny Barack and Michelle Obama served this country for two terms as President and First Lady of the United States of America Imagine that America shaped in the image of a black man with a black woman by his side Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is [...]
This was for book club Didn t get all the way thru it I never want to read 40 think pieces on Mrs Obama ever again.
It was a nice read, a collection of essays in which 16 different author tell they inspiration and meaning of Michelle Obama Michelle Obama wife, mother, lawyer, first lady, woman In no particular order I see her as all of these things at once and sometimes as just one, and at all times as inspiration It was nice to read how and what she means the other people It has NOT change mine opinion about her, I already liked her Maybe to me she was and is then just first lady I am not an American To me [...]
From 2008 through 2017 Michelle Obama became an American icon Not only by being FLOTUS, but because she somehow redefined womanhood for American women of all races and colors The essays between these pages discuss how Michelle Obama affected the collective American and international consciousness on American women Particularly American women of color All these essays deliver a unique view on how Michelle s position has affected the writer Essays on race, class, marriage, art, food, fashion, fitn [...]
Overall this collection of essays about Michelle Obama is great and wonderfulbut there are two writers who I can t help but point out how terrible they were for this collection Both of them, instead of writing about Michelle Obama seemed to get high off the aroma of their own farts while patting themselves on the back.Cathi Hanauer She actually starts her essay but stating The truth is, I don t know much about Michelle Obama Boy does that show As if her mediocre writing isn t painful enough, we [...]
I d probably rate this a 2 or 2.5, but being a bit generous because of the subject matter I think Michelle Obama deserves lots of thought and good writing, and I look forward to seeing of it These essays are informational and mostly, not personal enough to demonstrate what we feel losing her as our First Lady They fall a bit flat and seem superficial A couple of them shone, though, and the book opens up with them Benilde Little s Michelle in High Cotton discusses how she relates to Michelle Ob [...]
I enjoyed this book, and my main complaint is that I wish it had been longer The reflections from most of the contributors matched my own feelings regarding what Aunty Michelle s tenure as FLOTUS meant Roxanne Gay s essay was one of my faves If I could pick and choose Michelle s next steps, I d also choose to have her get involved in highlighting the emotional well being of black girls and women It s an oft overlooked topic that will probably gain publicity soon Michelle has always seemed so co [...]
First of all, I definitely give 5 stars for Michelle The book is maybe like 4, but personally I needed it right now I really enjoyed reading this collection of essays by so many voices I admire There was one or maybe two chapters towards the middle I could have skipped I could also see that maybe there are a few moments that feel repetitive, but I could read about her all day and she s so important so I embrace it.Parts felt conversational, some moments felt obvious, some really blew me away.Do [...]
Provided by NetGalley for an honest reviewThis is a brilliant anthology The essays are diverse and insightful A few are better than the others and all of them revolve around Michelle Obama.Most of these essays are written by Black people and I write that this way because that s the way they are referred to in each of the essays Their take is from the Black perspective and a lot of it will resonate with anyone who has grown up in a western country but is a minority Straddling the two worlds is en [...]
4.5 stars The first half of the book was a love letter The essays do put to words what so many feel about Michelle Obama, especially black women Some essays were a little off mark I thought Cathi Hanauer and Marcus Samuelson s essays were self aggrandizing More so Hanauer, her essay could have been left out all together At least Samuelson cooked at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave The end of the books get real because they deal with race and issues with great attention and consideration Sarah Lewis, Karen [...]
I really enjoyed this book It is a short anthropology on the life of Michelle Obama s pre entry entry into politics as the wife of a politician The course of the book is 16 essays from a wide range of people, but in this you get to truly understand the brilliance, intellect, and truth that Michelle has embodied since Princeton It s not often you get Michelle without Obama, but that s precisely why I enjoyed this book As much as I love both Obamas it was Michelle that I never really knew about An [...]