Reprinted with permission from Creators.
Fifteen days after her memoirs went on sale, Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” became — I love saying those two words together — the biggest-selling book of 2018.
I’m leading with that spectacular piece of news because I think it explains why those few angry people took offense to her publicly uttered swearword last week. Why would someone care that Michelle Obama slipped and said s—-? As a dear friend and editor explained years ago, when you can’t figure out why someone is behaving badly, envy is what does the business.
If you didn’t like Michelle Obama before she wrote her book, you’re most likely toeing the cliff right now, wondering whether it’s time to jump.…