Self-described ‘forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama has been nominated for a Grammy award for the audiobook version of her popular memoir ‘Becoming.’
Obama’s nomination comes in the Spoken Word category where she will compete against a wide array of other ‘artists,’ including actor-director John Waters, poet Sekou Andrews, and members of the Beastie Boys.
She narrated the memoir which has sold well over 10 million copies as of this past Spring.
The Grammy awards have a history of celebrating political figures in this category. Former President Jimmy Carter has won the award three times, including last year for his New York Times bestseller, Faith: A Journey for All.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have also each taken home a Grammy award, while Michelle’s husband Barack Obama won twice, once as a Senator and once as President.
Memoir Rips Trump
It doesn’t hurt to nudge your nomination across the finish line by knowing full-well Mrs. Obama’s success is, in part, due to her book’s criticism of President Trump.
The entertainment industry simply adores that kind of thing.
Excerpts from ‘Becoming’ show Michelle’s disdain for Trump on a variety of topics. The one thing she’ll never forgive him for in her mind is the President’s attempts to spread birther conspiracies about her husband.
“The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” she said. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?”
Hey Look Ma, She Made It
Making numerous tour stops to promote the book, Michelle Obama would miss nary an opportunity to denigrate President Trump and prop up her husband as a better man.
During an interview with Stephen Colbert, Obama compared America under President Trump to living with a negligent father.
“Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad,” declared Mrs. Obama. “That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”
Michelle’s Grammy nomination will be a welcome sight for her mother, whom Obama once had to convince that she is a “real star.”
In a text exchange following this past Grammy awards, Michelle’s mother asks, “Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done?”
Not missing a beat, the former First Lady reminded her mother that “I am a real star … by the way.”
Now she can add Grammy-nominated artist to the resume.