COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS by Nick Haramis

A collection of never-before-published essays celebrating a First Lady whose impact will be felt for years to come, featuring a stunning array of acclaimed contributors.

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Introducing COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS:

Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black first lady; she was President Obama's equal partner in marriage and parenthood and a tireless advocate for women's rights, education, healthy eating, and exercise. As well, her genre-busting personal style encouraged others to speak, to engage, even to dress as they wished. In an extension of his popular T: The New York Times Style Magazine feature, Nick Haramis has assembled nineteen essays from prizewinning writers, Hollywood stars, and political leaders—all of whom have been moved and influenced by Mrs. Obama's extraordinary grace in power.

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