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Last year, a report said former President Barack Obama’s A Promised Land’ sold nearly a million copies in the US and Canada in its first 24 hours. It was on course to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The only book that came close to matching its record was his wife Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming which sold over 700,000 copies on its first day.
Now, the former First Lady is once again in the news, this time for her 57th birthday. But the celebratory note seemed to be subdued, due to the pandemic.
She shared a selfie on Instagram and reflected on the “difficult” past year, in a post for her 57th birthday.
On her birthday Sunday, 17 January, she used the Instagram post to thank all of those who had wished her a happy birthday.
“Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!” Michelle wrote, before encouraging her followers to “find joy in the smallest moments”.
“I know this past year has been difficult for us all on so many levels, so I just hope you all are taking care of yourselves and finding joy in the smallest moments,” she continued. “Love you all," according to the Independent.
Along with the uplifting message, the 57-year-old shared a makeup-free black-and-white photo of herself, in which she can also be seen wearing her hair naturally curly.
The photo was met with praise and well-wishes from thousands of Mihelle's 44.4m followers, with many applauding the former First Lady for showing off her natural beauty.
“Happy Birthday to a woman who is beautiful inside and out. Thanks for being bold and showing us your natural self,” one person commented.
Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created former first lady Michelle Obama's standout lemon grass-colored sheath dress, has died. She was 59.
Elsewhere in Europe, frustrations with COVID-19 curbs were spilling over, with scuffles breaking out at a large anti-restrictions protest in the German city of Kassel, and thousands joining a similar demonstration in Liestal, Switzerland.
Imran and his wife Bushra Bibi tested positive for the coronavirus the other day. The prime minister tested COVID-19 positives two days after receiving the vaccine, triggering a debate on the effectiveness of the jab.
Sharon Peacock, one of the world’s top scientific warriors in the battle with the 0.0001-millimetre virus that causes COVID-19, had to fight a much more personal battle inside Britain’s education system to rise to the top. Peacock, 61, is a globally recognised virus
As part of that project in Jabaliya, in the north of the coastal enclave, bulldozers were digging up the sandy soil in order to build new concrete buildings when Ahmad made his discovery.
Based on research, muscle loss is faster in men than in women and can lead to a number of health problems.
More than 100 shows are being held during the week that began Monday as well as scores of speakers who are noted names in the Russian fashion industry.