Bestselling Books on Michelle Obama, March 2010

The top-selling books about Michelle Obama published in 2010 (as of 4/1/2010).

  1. Totally Toned Arms: Get Michelle Obama Arms in 21 Days by Rylan Duggan
    (Wellness Central, 01/06/10, Paperback)
    Once Barack Obama joined the presidential race and attended events with wife at his side, the media, bloggers, and people everywhere started buzzing about Michelle’s toned arms–and asking how on earth she does it. Even at the Presidential Inauguration, much of the talk was about Michelle’s amazing arms. Media outlets from GMA to CNN to MSNBC have covered the story, inspiring women across the country to call their personal trainers and say, “I want Obama arms!”Certified personal trainer Rylan Duggan, creator of the successful (and pricey, at $70 each!) e-book series Go Sleeveless!, constantly gets calls from clients and reporters asking for the training secrets behind Michelle’s arms. Duggan is the expert quoted in much of this coverage, and in TOTALLY TONED ARMS, he offers his 21-day program to get those sleek and sexy arms.In this low-priced paperback, Duggan reveals the program (combining strength training and cardio) including a 7-day jumpstart maintenance plan, and essential diet secrets designed to shed fat and reveal toned muscle, plus 50-60 black and white photos throughout to illustrate. This is a simple program that anyone can do, no matter what their fitness level, at home and with little equipment. With this series of 25 easy exercises, anyone can have Obama arms– in a matter of weeks!

     

  2. A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond by Craig Robinson
    (Gotham, 04/20/10, Hardcover)
    The eagerly anticipated inspirational memoir from Michelle Obama’s brother, celebrating the extraordinary family members and mentors who have shaped his life When he stepped into history’s spotlight at the National Democratic Convention, Craig Robinson recalls that nothing could have been more gratifying than introducing his sister, Michelle Obama, to millions of Americans. Within minutes, he won the hearts of the nation by sharing highlights of growing up in the modest Robinson household, where the two were raised by devoted parents who taught them the values of education, hard work, and the importance of reaching far beyond what even seemed possible. Those lessons of character were fundamentals in shaping Craig Robinson’s own remarkable journey: from his days playing street basketball on Chicago’s Southside, while excelling academically, to admission at Princeton University, where he was later named Ivy League Player of the Year, twice. After playing professionally in Europe, Robinson made an about-face, entering the competitive field of finance. With his MBA from the University of Chicago, his meteoric rise landed him a partnership in a promising new venture. But another dream beckoned and Craig made the unusual decision to forego the trappings of money and status in the business world in order to become a basketball coach. He soon helped transform three struggling teams – as an assistant coach at Northwestern, then as head coach at Brown and now at Oregon State University. In his first season at OSU, he navigated what was declared to be one of the nation’s best single season turnarounds. In A Game of Character, Robinson takes readers behind the scenes to meet his most important influences in his understanding of the winning traits that are part of his playbook for success. Central to his story are his parents, Marian and Fraser, two indefatigable individuals who showed their children how to believe in themselves and live their lives with conviction through love, discipline and respect. With insights into this exemplary family, we relive memories of how Marian sacrificed a career to be a full-time mom, how Fraser got up and went to work every day while confronting the challenges of multiple sclerosis, how Craig and Michelle strengthened their bond as they journeyed out of the Southside to Princeton University and eventually, the national stage. Heartwarming, inspiring, and even transformational, A Game of Character comes just at the right time in an era of change, reminding readers of our opportunity to work together and embrace the character of our nation, to make a difference in the lives of others and to pave the way for the next generation.

     

  3. Michelle Obama: In Her Own Words by Michelle Obama
    (CreateSpace, 02/18/10, Paperback)
    A complete documentary collection of all Remarks and Speeches held by Michelle Obama within one year (since she became First Lady of the United States.) All 65 remarks were released by the Office of the First Lady, an entity of the White House Administration, and published by The White House. “A Must Read for Everyone interested in Social Issues”, and a Must Read for Everyone who wants to learn more about the First Lady, her thoughts, her opinion, and her views. 1 year serving as the First Lady. 65 remarks. 266 pages. Carefully collected, formatted and re-published by SoHo Books.

     

  4. Michelle Obama: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Alma Halbert Bond
    (Greenwood, 07/31/10, Hardcover)
    Independent and supportive, elegant and down-to-earth, an accomplished professional and family anchor as her husband rose to the presidency, Michelle Obama is to many the consummate life partner in politics and the epitome of the 21st-century working mom. Michelle Obama: A Biography offers an unprecedented look at one of the most captivating women of our time, one who is sure to add her own distinctive legacy to the tradition of presidential wives.Ranging across the full arc of Michelle Obama’s life, this revealing biography tells the story of her family background — her great-great-grandfather was a slave — her modest Chicago upbringing, her education and well-established legal career, and her relationship with her husband before, during, and after he reached the pinnacle of American politics.

     

  5. Michelle Obama: Primera dama y primera mama /Michelle Obama: Mom in Chief (Spanish Edition) by Roberta Edwards
    (Altea, 02/28/10, Paperback)
    Michelle Obama never considered a life in politics and now she is our new First Lady. From the bestselling duo of Barack Obama: United States President comes this easy to read biography filled with photos of the entire Obama family. It charts Michelle s life from her childhood in Chicago, her years at Princeton and Harvard Law, and her historic journey to the White House.
    Spanish Description: Michelle Obama nunca penso que se dedicaria a la politica, hoy en dia es la primera dama de los Estados Unidos de America! Este tomo, parte del exitoso duo Barack Obama: United States President, nos presenta una amena biografia del historico trayecto de Michelle Obama, desde su infancia en Chicago y su epoca de estudiante en Princeton y la escuela de leyes de Harvard, hasta su llegada a la Casa Blanca. El texto es facil de leer y cuenta con fotografias de la familia Obama.

     

  6. First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama by Betty Caroli
    (Oxford University Press, USA, 07/15/10, Paperback)
    Betty Boyd Caroli’s engrossing and informative First Ladies is both a captivating read and an essential resource for anyone interested in the role of America’s First Ladies. This expanded and updated fourth edition includes Laura Bush’s tenure, Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, and an in-depth look at Michelle Obama, one of the most charismatic and appealing First Ladies in recent history. Covering all forty-one women from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama and including the daughters, daughters-in-law, and sisters of presidents who sometimes served as First Ladies, Caroli explores each woman’s background, marriage, and accomplishments and failures in office. This remarkably diverse lot included Abigail Adams, whose “remember the ladies” became a twentieth-century feminist refrain; Jane Pierce, who prayed her husband would lose the election; Helen Taft, who insisted on living in the White House, although her husband would have preferred a judgeship; Eleanor Roosevelt, who epitomized the politically involved First Lady; and Pat Nixon, who perfected what some have called “the robot image.” They ranged in age from early 20s to late 60s; some received superb educations for their time, while others had little or no schooling. Including the courageous and adventurous, the emotionally unstable, the ambitious, and the reserved, these women often did not fit the traditional expectations of a presidential helpmate. Here then is an engaging portrait of how each First Lady changed the role and how the role changed in response to American culture. These women left remarkably complete records, and their stories offer us a window through which to view not only this particular sorority of women, but also American women in general. “Impressive…Caroli’s profiles and observations of American first ladies and their relationship to the media are intelligent and perceptive.” –Philadelphia Inquirer

     

  7. First Lady Michelle Obama: REMARKS! by Michelle Obama
    (CreateSpace, 02/18/10, Paperback)
    First Lady Michelle Obama – REMARKS! is a complete documentary collection of all Remarks and Speeches held by Michelle Obama within one year (since she became First Lady of the United States.) All 63 remarks were released by the Office of the First Lady, an entity of the White House Administration, and published by The White House. “A Must Read for Everyone interested in Social Issues”, and a Must Read for Everyone who wants to learn more about the First Lady, her thoughts, her opinion, and her views. 1 year serving as the First Lady. 65 remarks. 266 pages. Carefully collected, formatted and re-published by SoHo Books.

     

  8. Michelle Obama: The Making of a First Lady by Dawne Allette
    (Tamarind, 02/23/10, Paperback)
    I want you to know that we have very much in common. For nothing in my life would have predicted that I would be standing here as First Lady of the United States of America…’ When Michelle Obama spoke these words in a London school, the effect on the students was overwhelming. Her inspiring words, approachable nature and regal style make Michelle a much-loved public figure and a role model in her own right. A child of working class parents in Chicago, Michelle went on to become an Ivy League graduate, a lawyer, and an international icon as wife to President Barack Obama. Her life is a tale of extraordinary achievement in a changing society.

     

  9. Essence First Lady Michelle Obama: An Extraordinary Woman of Substance, Service & Style by Editors of Essence Magazine
    (Essence, 10/26/10, Hardcover)
    Through her commitment to her family and community, professional pursuits and personal passions, First Lady Michelle Obama is redefining possibilities and opportunities for women in this century. ESSENCE chronicled Mrs. Obama before she ventured into the national spotlight. Now, in First Lady Michelle Obama: An Extraordinary Woman of Substance, Service & Style, ESSENCE editors will recapture those early moments and illuminate her current role as First Lady today in a special commemorative book that charts one of the most incredible personal journeys in American history. First Lady Michelle Obama: An Extraordinary Woman of Substance, Service & Style, will document Mrs. Obama’s life from the South Side of Chicago to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This lavishly illustrated title will explore the social, cultural, and political impact of the First Lady’s education, health, and military family initiatives; her national and international causes and campaigns; and her broad fashion sense that connects with both Seventh Avenue and Main Street. Like the best-sellers The Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith and Leadership, and The Obamas: Portrait of America’s New First Family, the new book from ESSENCE editors will combine stunning images of the First Lady in and out of the White House, with the President and her family, along with memorable quotes she’s provided exclusively to the magazine and from her most popular speeches and addresses.

     

  10. Michelle Obama (Basic Biographies) by Susan Kesselring
    (Childs World, 2010-01, Library Binding)

     

  11. Michelle Obama: Our First Lady (Making History: the Obamas) by Amelie Von Zumbusch
    (PowerKids Press, 01/15/10, Paperback)

     

  12. Michelle Obama (People in the News) by Michael V. Uschan
    (Lucent Books, 05/07/10, Library Binding)

     

  13. Michelle Obama (Pebble Plus) by Lucia Raatma
    (, 2010-08, School & Library Binding)

     

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