Michelle Obama

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The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will be presenting her latest memoir “Becoming” on a highly demanded book tour around the world. The tour will start in November in the US stopping in major cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Get your tickets for this once in a lifetime experience here online conveniently. Here you can read more interesting facts about Michelle Obama.

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Michelle Obama Facts

Who is Michelle Obama?

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 to Fraser Robinson III and Marian Shields. She has an older brother named Craig Robinson. Before becoming the First Lady of the United States in 2009 she worked as a lawyer and university administrator. Since 1992 she has been married to Barack Obama, the 44th president of the USA with whom she has two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Michelle was raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After her graduation she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her husband Barack Obama, in non-profit organizations and in the administration of the University of Chicago. In 2012 she wrote her first book called “American Grown” but only gained recognition as an author with her memoir “Becoming” in 2018.

Why is Michelle Obama important?

As her position of First Lady, Michelle Obama was a role model for many people, especially women. This is due to the fact that she took important action right at the beginning of her new position. The first thing she did was visiting homeless shelters and soup kitchens all over the USA giving the people there hope and the feeling of being heard by politics. Michelle Obama put her main focus on the empowerment of women, especially marginalized and poor women, for example by helping working women balancing their career and family and supporting military families. Probably the most impressive project she tackled was “Let’s Move”, an initiative that aims to battle childhood obesity, one of the leading US-American health problems. With “Let’s Move” she promoted healthy food in schools, encouraged children to engage in physical activities and even planted a garden in front of the White House where she harvested and cooked the fresh vegetables with groups of children.

What is Michelle Obama’s book about?

On November 12, 2018 Michelle Obama released her first memoir called “Becoming”. In the book she describes her early life in Chicago, how she met her husband Barack Obama, and her role as First Lady. Furthermore she gives insides in the very human struggles of balancing motherhood and her career as a lawyer and First Lady, how she found a voice for herself and other women and other personal experiences. It is divided into three chapters: Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More. The book was released in 24 languages and sold more copies than any other book in the USA just two weeks after its release. One million copies of “Becoming” were donated to First Book, an organization that gives children easy access to books.

Will Michelle Obama run for president?

Michelle Obama is one of the most popular First Ladies of the USA so it is no surprise that she has repeatedly been called to run for the next presidential election. Her fans think she would have everything it needs to tackle important problems considering her success with “Let’s Move” and other initiatives she led as First Lady. But what does the former First Lady think of these plans? When asked whether she will run for president, Michelle Obama replied that “There’s zero chance” and that she doesn’t like the idea of sitting behind a desk all day. This will upset a lot of people as many think that Michelle will be the only candidate that could outrun Donald Trump in the next election.

Can I see Michelle Obama live?

Since the release of her memoir, Michelle Obama has been on several book tours all around the world. In 2019 she further extended the tours with 21 new dates in North America and Europe from February to May 2019. There are no official book tour dates for 2020 so far but as she consequently denied running for president next year the chance that she will add even more dates to her tour is relatively high. Anyway, her fans would be grateful as the book tour is incredibly popular: Just minutes after the first dates were released it was already completely sold out. Sign up to our Ticket Alert to be informed when new book tour dates of Michelle Obama will get online.

 

 

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