101 Facts About Michelle Obama

1. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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2. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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3. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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4. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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5. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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6. Michelle Obama is still driven, but now by a desire not to fail Barack's growing base of supporters.

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7. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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8. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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9. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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10. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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11. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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12. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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13. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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14. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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15. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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16. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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17. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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18. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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19. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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20. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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21. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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22. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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23. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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24. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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25. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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26. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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27. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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28. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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29. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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30. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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31. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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32. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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33. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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34. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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35. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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36. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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37. Michelle Obama reveals what her final day at the White House was really like.

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38. In 2016, first lady Michelle Obama joined the president in a pregame interview hosted by CBS's Gayle King.

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39. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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40. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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41. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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42. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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43. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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44. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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45. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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46. Michelle Obama sat through eight State of the Union messages.

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47. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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48. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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49. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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50. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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51. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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52. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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53. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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54. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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55. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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56. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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57. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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58. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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59. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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60. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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61. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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62. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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63. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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64. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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65. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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66. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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67. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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68. Michelle Obama discusses code-switching, the survival strategy African Americans and other minoritized people use to speak two languages in order to safely access multiple spaces.

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69. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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70. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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71. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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72. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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73. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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74. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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75. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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76. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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77. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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78. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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79. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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80. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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81. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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82. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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83. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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84. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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85. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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86. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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87. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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88. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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89. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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90. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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91. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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92. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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93. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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94. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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95. Michelle Obama graduated as "salutatorian", which means she had the second-highest grades in her High School class of 1981.

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96. Michelle Obama credits her own "tight-knit team" of women for helping her juggle being a mom and the FLOTUS in her memoir "Becoming", including her chief of staff Melissa Winter and communications director Katie McCormick Lelyveld.

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97. Michelle Obama has extended her book tour to include more stops in both the United States and abroad.

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98. Michelle Obama writes with clarity of her past and present, discussing her role as First Lady and its implications.

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99. Michelle Obama provides an in-depth look into her life, exploring her upbringing in Chicago, her career, her relationship with Barack Obama and finally her years living in the White House as First Lady.

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100. Michelle Obama's believed that her brother's status as an alumnus ­—he graduated in 1983, before being hired as a basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University—may have helped her during the admission process, but she was resolved to demonstrate her own worth.

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101. Michelle Obama earned the nickname "The Closer" for her persuasive speeches.

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