Barack and Michelle Obama suffered miscarriage and had marriage counseling

Former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" rocketed to the top of best-sellers lists ahead of its release on Tuesday, marking the first entry of a joint book deal with former President Barack Obama said to be among the most lucrative in publishing history.

Married for nearly 26 years, the Obamas represent the ideal couple.

The 54-year-old also revealed that her seemingly strong marriage with former American president Barack Obama hasn't been without its struggles, ABC News reports.

"Marriage counselling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences".

"Every September, when (her brother) Craig and I showed up back at Bryn Mawr Elementary, we'd find fewer white kids on the playground".

"Her embarrassment [had] already [begun] to smolder as we rode the elevator downstairs", Obama wrote, according to People. "That gets us into a lot of trouble, when we measure people just by what I call people's stats, and not their story", she said. It's refreshing to see in her memoir, for example, an acknowledgement that when their marriage needed it, the Obamas sought professional help.

However, it was during Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency in which she writes truthfully about her anger toward her husband's successor. I always thought love was up close.

Although Barack was becoming a rising star in politics, Obama admitted she didn't think her husband would win the 2008 election due to his racial background.

She says his pursuit of birtherism, and subsequent attacks on her husband, put her family in danger.

During the intimate conversation, she also revealed that she conceived her daughters, Malia and Sasha, through IVF.

Bennett also shared that even though Trump hasn't reached out to Obama for help, former first lady Laura Bush has been in touch with Trump since she became the first lady.

Obama recollects observing Trump use body language to "stalk" Clinton on stage during a debate, "trying to diminish her presence". "That is why I am so grateful to my dear friend, Verna Williams" who is now a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

"She told me I wasn't Princeton material", she said.

Michelle Obama definitively answered the question severalteen films have tried to in the past: What is prom really like when you're the daughter of the President of the United States?

"I felt lost and alone".

"Realising it, I made my own optic adjustment". The first one is scheduled for 13 November and will be moderated by Oprah Winfrey.

  • Tracy Klein