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Michelle Obama Promotes Let's Move Campaign

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On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book,Michelle Obama: A Life.

Slevin’s book gives the public a glimpse into Michelle Obama’s past and how it has shaped the First Lady she’s become.

“When authors pen a book that looks into the life of a public figure, they usually find a few surprising things about that person,” Slevin told Martin. But that wasn’t actually the case with Mrs. Obama, Slevin added. 

“She talks about herself, she reveals a lot about herself, but going deep it was fascinating to find out about her history, how she came up on the Southside of Chicago, what she learned along the way and how that has connected directly into what she has going now in the White House.”

Martin explained that throughout his journalist travels he has met many “political wives” and politicians and Mrs. Obama is “probably the most real, down to earth person who gets it.”

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