The thing is, Michelle’s personal fortune of about $70 million is built not on her uniqueness, nor on her wisdom, but on the fact that she is Mrs. Barack Obama.
Given that Michelle Obama has sold 14 million copies of her book Becoming, she now inevitably has a new literary offering.
The Light We Carry is supposedly a guide for all women, everywhere, on their ongoing journey to becoming. We must embrace our true potential, she suggests, despite being thwarted by prejudice and, yes, dastardly men.
Michelle offers wise reflections like “fear can keep us safe, but fear can hold us.” eh? “We practice, we learn, learn and practice, we make mistakes and then start again,” she writes. When we “recognize our light, we are empowered by it.” She also praises the joys of knitting to find lasting peace.
The book is printed in 40 languages. Let’s hope there’s a translation of gobbledygook into English.
The thing is, Michelle’s personal fortune of about $70 million is built not on her uniqueness, nor on her wisdom, but on the fact that she is Mrs. Barack Obama. She is famous and only gets such platforms because she was married to a president.
In The Light We Carry, she tries to connect with us ordinary women, revealing that even someone as adored as she is, sometimes she still feels ugly and hates looking at herself in the morning mirror without make-up. to see.
She bravely tells us that she felt like an outsider at times as she is 5ft 7in tall. Now she is making an undeserved and very lucrative career by standing above all of us. Michelle doesn’t speak for the millions of working “sisters” who, as Aretha Franklin sang, have been doing Doin’ It For Themselves for decades.
Instead, she reminds us of another well-married woman, Meghan Markle. In her bleak Spotify podcast series, Megs has presented herself as a victim of endless prejudice, misogyny and racism. huge talent.
Instead, she reminds us of another well-married woman, Meghan Markle (pictured with Prince Harry in 2020)
In her career of devastating the royal family, Meg has amassed a combined net worth of perhaps $60 million, almost all of it – ironically – since she married into that same family.
Had Michelle not met Barack, she would have been an unknown lawyer from South Chicago. If Meghan hadn’t met Harry, she would have been a supporting actress.
The sad truth is that both women would be nothing without their marriage. They are not real feminists. Their magnificence as paragons of truth, independence and integrity is an insult to any working woman who has made it with her own club – not her husband’s back.
A human-sized teddy bear is the Christmas gift for lonely women this year. Loving Bear Puffy has a big belly, doesn’t speak a word and spends all day slumped on the couch – just like many of our partners every Christmas. At least we don’t have to cook for Puffy.
Checkmate against Anya
We fell in love with her unique beauty in the hit chess drama The Queen’s Gambit, but Anya Taylor-Joy says she was bullied so much for her unusual looks at school that her tormentors “locked her in lockers.”
Here’s a guess those nobodies now live in obscurity stuffing their faces with donuts – occasionally throwing a half-eaten one at their widescreen TVs every time this gorgeous woman appears.
We fell in love with her unique beauty in the hit chess drama The Queen’s Gambit, but Anya Taylor-Joy (pictured on Tuesday) says she was bullied so much for her unusual looks at school that her tormentors “locked her in lockers”
Five ‘Kill the Bill’ protesters have been awarded damages by Avon and Somerset Police after claiming they were unlawfully removed and even assaulted by officers who broke up their march in March 2021. Given that the protest was held during the height of Covid, when outdoor gatherings were banned, what else were the police supposed to do?
World Cup watch
- First laugh of the Budweiser-sponsored tournament when the Qatari royal family suddenly bans alcohol in stadiums. Serves the fans well to go there – but how sad that they can’t even cry into their beer about it.
- Our boys flew into Qatar in a Virgin plane with a guy painted on the front wearing rainbow shoes. Great PR for Richard Branson whose staff can identify as any gender, but must dress upon entering countries like Qatar so as not to upset the local homophobes.
- Not a great start when the boys lost on penalties in a charity game to a team of burly migrant workers handpicked by the Qatari authorities. One wonders how representative they were of the 6,500 foreign contractors who have died in the desert state since it was announced as the host of the cup.
Boy George had a hissing fit when I asked celebrity campmate Scarlette Douglas about his time in prison. ‘Inappropriate!’ he sniffed.
Well, the aging was given 15 months after he handcuffed a male escort to a wall and beat him with a metal chain. Good of Scarlette to bring up a topic we all want to know more about. What’s really “inappropriate” is putting a guy like George in the jungle in the first place.
Boy George (pictured) had a hissing fit when Scarlette Douglas, a celebrity campmate, asked him about his time in prison. ‘Inappropriate!’ he sniffed
Ted hides in disgust
Ever since learning a catnapper is on the loose in Cumbria after nine moggies went missing, my Ted has been hesitant to leave the house and continues to watch TV.
Unfortunately for him, an ITV documentary revealed that hard-up people are rehoming their pets, while others visit Blue Cross food banks for discounted cat food. What, no tuna, no treaties?
Ted threw himself off the couch against the cruelty of the world and is now hiding in a closet upstairs.
Great to see cricketer Ben Stokes continue to win in the World Cup: we feared we had lost him after he suffered a breakdown and felt guilty for not being with his father when he died in 2020.
Many of us have had the same experience: I was in London when my parents died in Perth. Yet I always remember what my father said to me towards the end of his life: that it is not the end that matters, but the life of love that preceded it.
You never know with Bruce
Bruce Springsteen finally clears up the confusion over a lyric in his great song Thunder Road. Fans heard him sing, “The screen door slams, Mary’s dress sways” – but the album cover had the lines written as “Mary’s dress waves.”
But even a Boss superfan like me can mix up his lyrics. I always thought he was singing, “Is that you baby, or just a bridge in the sky?” The clue was in the name. . . the song is called Brilliant Disguise.
Bruce Springsteen (pictured in 2019) finally clears up confusion over a lyric in his awesome song Thunder Road
Excellent timing to learn this week that the fancy dinner party is officially dead and we no longer have to toil over a hot stove.
I’m expecting friends tomorrow, and since a new survey shows we’re all just as happy with ready meals, they can expect Costco’s beef casserole and its delicious macaroni cheese.
That said, they’d better ignore the finding that 80 percent of guests don’t think it’s necessary to bring a good bottle of wine—otherwise I’ll send them straight to the liquor store.
- What a smoothed out prime minister Rishi Sunak is, in his red Bali shirt, skinny white jeans and £450 blue suede shoes at the G20 summit. How tone-deaf when his shoes alone cost two thirds of the monthly state pension.
- An own goal for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt: his budget hammers the strivers and rewards the skivers with benefits. Hunt calls himself “compassionate” – but his compassion doesn’t extend to someone who wants to work for a living.
- Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who infuriated football fans by telling them to be ‘respectful’ of Qatar’s hateful LGBT laws, is now insisting he must attend the World Cup to keep Britons ‘safe’ abroad to keep. How exactly does that happen from the comfort of his VIP lounge?
While we all feel sympathy for postal workers doing their job rain or shine, while half of Britons WFH, the six-day postal strike before Christmas is a blessing in disguise. We can tell friends that the cards we sent them got lost in the mail – and save ourselves a small fortune.
Two formal bullying complaints have been filed against Dominic Raab after the young staff said he raised his voice and once got so angry he threw a Pret salad in a bin, turning a cherry tomato into a menacing projectile. These snowflake officials wouldn’t last five minutes in the private sector.