First Family

The Michelle Mystique

Good news for the ailing publishing industry: Books about Michelle Obama are flying off the shelves. Two unauthorized biographies, Michelle: A Biography (biggest bombshell: Michelle’s first teenage purchase with her baby-sitting money was a Coach purse) and Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope, have been sold to multiple foreign publishers, while two books for children, Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady and Michelle Obama, “are selling really well,” according to Barnes & Noble. Next up: Michelle Style, a handbook out in May from HarperCollins that offers style tips, design sketches, and inside dirt on Mrs. Obama’s fashion choices.