Tuesday night was a rare moment of unscripted anger from Michelle Obama, who has generally avoided direct political confrontation and has approval ratings higher than those of her husband.
Michelle Obama, like every other first lady author in the 20th and 21st centuries, sells books – lots of them. Every first lady since Lady Bird Johnson has written a White House memoir.
Robert Caro's chronicle of LBJ's rise to the presidency has become the gold standard for presidential biographies.
The first lady gives readers a tour of the White House Kitchen Garden and other thriving community plots across the country.
At the close of the 100th anniversary celebration of Tokyo's gift of cherry blossoms to Washington, it's worth remembering the story of diplomacy behind the trees. Like most diplomatic initiatives, this one had to overcome indifference, opposition, and many setbacks before it could flower.
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were lately booed at a NASCAR event. Mrs. Obama is not the first first lady to get a rude reception. The most serious episode dates from the civil rights era.
Michelle Obama talks about her 'Let's Move!' initiative and the White House's 'kitchen garden' in the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens, but the cover shot may be all that’s needed.