Tag Archives: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sales Near All-Time Record

The Washington Post reports: Sales for Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” continue to skyrocket. According to publisher Penguin Random House, the book has sold more than 10 million copies — including hardcover, audiobooks and e-books — since its November release. That puts it near the top, if not the pinnacle, of all-time memoir sales. Markus Dohle, Penguin Random House’s chief executive, …

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Michelle Obama’s High School Names Facility For Her

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Michelle Obama’s alma mater Whitney Young Magnet High School will be naming a $4.3 million facility in her honor, marking what is believed the first time ever that a public facility in Chicago has been dedicated for the former first lady. The new facility, which is expected to be named after Obama in May, will serve …

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Parkland Activist David Hogg: I Wish Michelle Obama Would Run For President And Just End This Madness

The Hill reports: Activist David Hogg on Wednesday urged former first lady Michelle Obama to run for president in 2020. “I wish @MichelleObama would run for president and end this madness already,” Hogg, who survived last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla., said on Twitter. Hogg helped organize the March for Our Lives rally …

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Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Grammys Appearance

“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that’s true for everybody here. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes …

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3.4M: Michelle Obama’s Book Was 2018’s Top Seller

The New York Post reports: “Becoming,” the memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama, has emerged as the bestselling hardcover book in 2018, with 3.4 million copies sold, despite its November release. According to stats released by NPD Bookscan, which tracks about 80 percent of the retail market, Obama’s book surged, with 712,000 sold in the week before Christmas. That …

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Michelle O. Ends Hillary’s 17-Year “Most Admired” Run

Gallup reports: For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who finished second to Clinton three times and is currently touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won by a significant margin this year. Oprah Winfrey was second, with …

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Michelle Obama Reveals Her Thoughts On The Leaving WH After Trump’s Inauguration: “Bye Felicia” [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon hosted book-touring former First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, showing a photo of her with President Barack Obama on Donald Trump’s inauguration day, waiving from Air Force One, asking what had been on her mind at that moment. “Bye, Felicia,” Michelle responded, speaking volumes and reducing Fallon to giggles. “A lot was going …

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Michelle Obama Extends Book Tour As Sales Top 3M

People Magazine reports: “I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world,” the former first lady, 54, said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE about the additions to the final leg of her book tour, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama. Even before its publication, Mrs. Obama’s memoir Becoming made headlines. …

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Michelle Obama’s Book Sells 1.4M Copies In First Week

The Associated Press reports: Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady’s memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. Based on demand from retailers across all …

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Michelle Obama’s Book Sells 750K Copies On First Day

The Associated Press reports: First day sales for Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady’s memoir include hardcover, audio and e-books editions for the United States and Canada. Crown also announced that it …

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Michelle Obama: Malia And I Snuck Out To See White House “Lit Up In Pride” And Enjoy Celebrating Crowd

“Looking out the window, I saw that beyond the gates on Pennsylvania Avenue, a big crowd of people had gathered in the summer dusk to see the lights. The north drive was filled with government staff who’d stayed late to see the White House transformed in celebration of marriage equality. The decision had touched so many people. From where I …

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Michelle Obama: I’ll Never Forgive Trump’s Birtherism

The Washington Post reports: In the 426-page book, Obama lays out her complicated relationship with the political world that made her famous. But her memoir is not a Washington read full of gossip and political score-settling — though she does lay bare her deep, quaking disdain for Trump, who she believes put her family’s safety at risk with his vehement …

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Michelle Obama On Running For Office: Absolutely Not

People Magazine reports: No matter how much fans beg her, a career in politics is not Michelle Obama‘s path. The former first lady, 54, addressed rumors that she’d run for office and other aspects of the often contentious current political climate during an appearance on Today in celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Thursday. When anchor Savannah Guthrie …

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Fox’s Tomi Lahren To Michelle Obama: Sit Down

The Hill reports: Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren is telling Michelle Obama to “sit down” after taking issue with the former first lady calling her husband Barack Obama a great president. Lahren, who will be hosting a show on Fox’s soon-to-launch subscription service called “Fox Nation,” was responding to remarks Michelle Obama made at a rally in Las Vegas. “Here’s …

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Michelle Obama Leads Get Out The Vote Drive [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Michelle Obama may not want to run for president, but she’s still dipping her toe into politics as the country approaches November’s midterm elections. Unlike her husband, though, who will be hitting the campaign trail in November, she’s not rallying voters specifically to Democrats. The initiative launched Thursday, July 19, with a public service announcement. According to people …

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Obamas Sign Multiyear Netflix Production Deal

NBC News reports: Barack and Michelle Obama are ready to chill with Netflix. The former president and first lady have signed a multiyear deal to produce television shows and films for Netflix, the streaming service announced on Monday — “potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” The couple will provide content through a new company called Higher …

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SURVEY: America’s Most-Admired Man Is Barack Obama

The Hill reports: Barack and Michelle Obama are the most admired people in the U.S., according to a YouGov survey of admired figures across the globe. The former president and first lady also landed second place for the most admired people in the world. President Trump was the second-most admired man in the U.S., but only gained an admiration score …

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Michelle Obama To Release Memoir In November

The Associated Press reports:  Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called “Becoming.” “Writing ‘Becoming’ has been a deeply personal experience,” she said in a statement. “It has allowed …

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World Net Daily: Michelle Obama Will Run For President

Oddly, I’m totally OK with this. From World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah: Is she or isn’t she? That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, …

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REPORT: Obamas Shop For Manhattan Apartment

The New York Post reports: Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle are eyeing an apartment in a historic building in Manhattan, multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six. The Obamas have been looking at 10 Gracie Square on the Upper East Side, situated between East End Avenue and East River Drive and near the mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion, according …

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