The event was hosted by Stephen Colbert, who reportedly asked what such rapturous reception meant to her.
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“I think it’s a testament to how much we all have in common around the world,” Obama said. “The fact that people are finding themselves in the story of this little girl, Michelle Robinson, on the South Side of Chicago … is not a testament to me and my story, but it’s a reminder that we’re okay, folks. We’re going to be okay.”
Her memoir, published in November, is a candid look at her early life, marriage to former President Barack Obama and their family’s eight years in the White House.
It became an immediate bestseller last fall, accompanied by a frequently sold-out book tour.