WHAT WOULD MICHELLE DO?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style by Allison Samuels
By SMW Staff
Just what is it about Michelle Obama that makes her such a beloved figure to millions of Americans? Could it be her rise from a working class background to the Ivy League and on to the White House that resonates with women? Maybe it’s the easy-going way she seems to connect with virtually everyone around her. Could it be the loving and diligent way she supports her husband, President Barack Obama? Perhaps, all of the above!
In WHAT WOULD MICHELLE DO?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style (Gotham Books; 4/19; $24) award-winning journalist and Newsweek’s cultural critic Allison Samuels, who has interviewed the First Lady numerous times, takes all women on a journey into the life of one of the most celebrated First Ladies in American history.
Part style book, inspirational handbook and motivational manual, What Would Michelle Do? is a play-by-play life guide to all things Michelle. From her must-have beauty products, style tricks and favorite movies to the street-smart tips she picked up as a young girl growing up on Chicago’s rough South Side, we are able to follow the trajectory of Michelle’s life to illustrate the determination, intellect and charm that drives her success, while revealing how women across the country and even the world can incorporate these traits to help them shine like Mrs. Obama.
What Would Michelle Do? outlines Mrs. Obama’s everyday rules of thumb to living your best life.
Interspersed with words of admiration from luminaries such as Samuel L. Jackson, Diahann Carroll, Judith Jamison, Sidney Poitier, Magic Johnson, along with personal friends and colleagues of Mrs. Obama, What Would Michelle Do? is the perfect guide for the modern day woman, determined to live her most fabulous life.
About the book:
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 Michelle still faces the same issues as most women today. As they watch her juggle kids, marriage, and a seemingly nonstop calendar without breaking a sweat, American women are asking, What Would Michelle Do?
Award-winning Newsweek journalist Allison Samuels, who has interviewed the First Lady numerous times, follows the trajectory of Michelle’s life to illustrate the determination, intellect, and charm that drove her success-and reveals how women can incorporate those same attributes to get everything Michelle has, from her toned arms to her grace under pressure to her happy marriage. With the 2012 elections looming, Michelle continues to be in the public’s eye. Covering a range of lifestyle topics-from creating a distinctive style to conquering obstacles to managing a household-What Would Michelle Do? combines solid advice with a fun package that will appeal to style mavens, soccer moms, and career women alike.
About the Author:
Allison Samuels is a senior writer with Newsweek’s The Daily Beast. She is the author of three books as well as a former correspondent for NPR’s News & Notes and she is a contributor to publications including Rolling Stone, Essence, Marie Claire, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Society of Professional Journalists’ National Sports Awards and the National Association of Black Journalists’ First Place in Magazines Award. She lives in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.michellewould.com. On Facebook: www.fb.me/whatwouldmichelledobook. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/allisonsamuels.
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