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As First Family Leaves White House, Writers Consider 'The Meaning Of Michelle'10:54Download

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 15, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 15, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Over the past eight years, America has come to know and love First Lady Michelle Obama. She even has a higher approval rating than the president. And as the world prepares to say goodbye to the first family, a new book, "The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own," pays tribute to Obama.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with editor and John S. Knight fellow Veronica Chambers (@vvchambers) and contributor Sarah Lewis (@sarahelizalewis), a professor at Harvard University, about the first lady.

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This segment aired on January 12, 2017.

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