Former first lady Michelle Obama’s first book Becoming was an instant bestseller. “We learn about her first kiss, about the fact that she failed the bar exam the first time she took it, about her going to couples counseling with her husband. This is not a biography that withholds the tidbits one craves when reading about a famous person.” Professor Sharon Marcus included Becoming in her list of best books on celebrity.
Her latest book, The Light We Carry, is due out November 15th.
Books by Michelle Obama
Interviews where books by Michelle Obama were recommended
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001
by Garrett Graff
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
by Tony Kushner
by Michelle Obama
by E.B. White & Garth Williams (illustrator)
The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett
The Testaments: A Novel
by Margaret Atwood
Every year, the Audie Awards celebrate the best audiobooks published over the previous year. Veteran audiobook reviewer Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine and Mary Burkey, who has served on multiple audiobook judging panels, explain what makes a good audiobook and talk us through the brilliant books that were finalists in the 2020 ‘Audiobook of the Year’ category.
Why are so many of us fascinated by the lives of celebrities? When did interest in the dark side of celebrity become mainstream? Sharon Marcus, author of The Drama of Celebrity and a professor at Columbia University, recommends books to better understand the phenomenon of celebrity.