First Lady Michelle Obama has inked a deal with Crown Publishing Group to write a book about the garden she started at the White House and her efforts to promote healthy habits. Mrs. Obama is receiving no advance and will be donating the proceeds to charity (the specific charity has yet to be decided).
The Christian Science Monitor reports the untitled book will be published in April 2012 and will include photos of the White House garden, as well as other gardens from around the United States. The book is also expected to include an explanation as to what inspired her to plant the first edible garden on the White House’s lawn since Eleanor Roosevelt’s “victory garden.”
An added bonus: Some of the Obama family’s favorite healthy recipes will be included. Now you can eat like an Obama!
Mrs. Obama has been an advocate of healthy eating and exercise; she launched her “Let’s Move!” initiative in February 2010 which aimed to beat child obesity and improve the quality of food in US schools.
Will you be buying Michelle Obama’s book, Zappers?