'Lies Sell Books': Twitter Uproar Over Michelle Obama Trashing Trump in Memoir
- Author: Rogelio Becker Nov 14, 2018,
Nov 14, 2018, 0:57
The former First Lady, who lived in the presidential residence for eight years while her husband Barack Obama served as President, has shared some new behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes in her new memoir, Becoming.
Married for nearly 26 years, the Obamas represent the ideal couple.
While the couple went to counselling to talk through their struggles, Michelle told Oprah it was a much different experience to what she had anticipated.
"I want to know about you all", she said as she got comfortable in her chair, crossing her legs.
"Her embarrassment [had] already [begun] to smolder as we rode the elevator downstairs", Obama wrote, according to People. "At Whitney Young, I met white kids who lived on the North Side - a part of Chicago that felt like the dark side of the moon, a place I'd never thought about nor had reason to go to", she writes. "It's so well-written I can hear her voice; I can hear her expressions; I can feel her emotion".
"I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were, because we don't talk about them", Obama said in the exclusive interview with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts. It's refreshing to see in her memoir, for example, an acknowledgement that when their marriage needed it, the Obamas sought professional help.
Aside from her personal life, Obama also spoke to her very public life on the campaign trail with her husband, which she called "nasty times".
Obama's candidness is on display throughout her book. "Told me I was angry." she said.
'We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken.
She spent her time entertaining, engaging in charitable endeavours, and attempting to provide some sort of normality to children being raised in a profoundly abnormal environment. "It was a question that dogged me through my first month", she writes. The cross-country Becoming book tour kicks off downtown later on Tuesday night, with a sold-out event at the United Center.
But befitting its title, it takes readers on her journey of becoming a lawyer, wife of former President Barack Obama, mother of two girls, and, ultimately, her eight years in the White House. Her predecessor Michelle Obama has said that Trump has not asked for any advice.
'The truth is, I'm pretty relaxed about it for two reasons, ' he said on Raleigh radio station WDCG in 2016. "I'm gonna work hard and I'm gonna make sure that people know that I am substantive and smart and kind and patriotic and hard working".