First Lady Michelle Obama’s Bestseller, ‘American Grown’

I don’t know if the first lady of the United States named her book “American Grown” with the intention of  b***h slapping those who’ve accused her over the years of being unpatriotic (the same ones who accused her husband of being a non-American.)

But, ahem, take that.

Though the title could easily be a tongue-in-cheek reference to Michelle Obama’s American roots, the book is actually about roots of another kind–the ones you find beneath the dirt in the White House garden.

“American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities aims to explore “how increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve the health of families and communities across America,” according to a press release issued Monday by the Crown Publishing Group.

“Mrs. Obama will describe how her daughters Sasha and Malia were catalysts for change in her own family’s eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn — the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s ‘Victory Garden,’ planted during World War II.”

The first lady did not receive an advance for the book and all proceeds will be donated to charity, the statement says. Random House Inc., Crown Publishing Group’s parent, will also make a donation of the books sales to a charity.

American Grown will be on sale nationwide starting April 10, 2012.


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