What Would Michelle Do? by Allison Samuels

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This book is an easy read and a perfect gift for the young woman entering adulthood


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.


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ALLISON SAMUELS is a senior writer with Newsweek' s The Daily Beast. Her cover story, “The Meaning of Michelle,” appeared in Newsweek in December 2008. 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 has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists' National Sports Award and the National Association of Black Journalists' First Place in Magazines Award. She lives in Los Angeles.
Published April 19, 2012 by Avery. 288 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Conny Crisalli on May 21 2012

This book is an easy read and a perfect gift for the young woman entering adulthood

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Reviewed by Jueseppi B

Her writing style will lure in people who don’t like to read or hardly have any time to do so at all.

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Reviewed by Cherie Burbach

I found that most of the tips in What Would Michelle Do? were basically common sense.

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Brown Girl Gumbo

May 08 2012

"What Would Michelle Do?" is a must-read for women of color who have been inspired by her elegance, fierce fashions, off-the-charts intellect, or more.

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The Random Thoughts of Crazy Mandy

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on Apr 18 2012

What Would Michelle Do? is a rare combination of a motivational manual, an inspirational handbook and a style guide. If you want to improve your life while avoiding schmaltzy self-help lingo, then this is the book for you.

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To the Motherhood

Apr 13 2012

What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style is the perfect guide for the modern day woman, determined to live her most fabulous life.

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