Disability and Self-Determination in Michell…

Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming set records upon release, and her ongoing book tour has been no less impressive. Throughout her time in the White House, Mrs. Obama garnered praise and harsh criticism. Yet after years of disagreements about how she occupied the role of first lady, critics and admirers alike clearly wanted to hear from the woman herself. In an expansive book covering childhood, college, and her professional life prior to the White House, readers encounter surprises as well as behind-the-scenes perspectives. Particularly striking is Michelle Obama’s respect and appreciation for people living with disabilities.

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