Michelle Obama finally released her Becoming memoir, and while she doesn't go into depth about what she really, really thought when Melania Trump handed her that Tiffany box, she did open up about a ton of other topics. One of the most interesting parts of the book is when she talks about marriage counseling and the love of her life, Mr. Barack Obama, who just gave the book the only review that matters.
When the book finally came out yesterday, Barack tweeted this glowing comment, 'I love it because it faithfully reflects the woman I have loved for so long.' Of course, Barack realises he may be a tad biased because he's married to the author, but that doesn't change the facts!
He added, 'But she also happens to be brilliant, funny, wise–one of a kind. This book tells her quintessentially American story.'
Of course, @MichelleObama’s my wife, so I’m a little biased here. But she also happens to be brilliant, funny, wise – one of a kind. This book tells her quintessentially American story. I love it because it faithfully reflects the woman I have loved for so long. pic.twitter.com/X0i9jja4TE — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 13, 2018
In her book, Michelle didn't shy away from some of the marriage issues she and Barack had to work through to get to where they are today. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she described how she had to change how she showed Barack that she loves him. For him, love meant consistency and being present, which is something counseling helped her realize. Here's Michelle in her own words:
You know, he grew up without his mother in his life for most of his years, and he knew his mother loved him dearly, right? I always thought love was up close. Love is the dinner table, love is consistency, it is presence. So I had to share my vulnerability and also learn to love differently. It was an important part of my journey of becoming. Understanding how to become us.
Michelle said we should slow our roll when it comes to labeling the couple as #RelationshipGoals, but come on, it's just so hard to resist when Barack tweets stuff like that!