Michelle Obama talks about her book ‘Light We Carry’ in Chicago with David Letterman: ‘The world made me practice liking myself’
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CHICAGO — Michelle Obama doesn’t tour for a book. She appears. She materializes, like a fond memory from a better time, suddenly in front of you again, barely aged. She has become the closest thing — arguably — America has to royalty. That’s not opinion. That’s just very selective facts. “Becoming,” her previous memoir, sold 17 million copies worldwide and that book tour, four years ago, played sold-out arenas. Her new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times” — though pulling no way near the record-breaking numbers of “Becoming” — is poised to be the holiday’s bestselling book...