People are loving the cover of Michelle Obama's new memoir.

Do you desperately miss the Obamas?

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Welcome to the club!


There's a reason the whole internet seems to melt every time Barack or Michelle tweets a throwback pic or speaks out on the state of current affairs: Many of us desperately miss the good old days.

So when the cover of Michelle Obama's new memoir, "Becoming," was shared by the former first lady, people (unsurprisingly) freaked out.

Like, really freaked out.

One common response? Please come back and save us all.

Other pun-lovers used the memoir's title to express their adoration.

Some admitted to not being big readers — but they'd certainly make an exception for his one.

When words failed to express their excitement, a good GIF did the trick.

Some celebs — like actor Maureen McCormick — were fan-girling too.

Members of Congress, like Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, recalled one of Obama's most famous lines to celebrate the news.

"That cover is like a big, full jug of water in the desert," someone chimed in.

Agreed.

Clearly, Obama's legacy still means a whole lot to many folks. But don't fret: Michelle's not retiring anytime soon.

No, she won't ever be president (at least, if you believe her ardent disdain for the very idea is genuine). But she's changing the world in her own ways.

She's fighting to get more women at the table in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. She continues to speak out about the importance of keeping our kids healthy and active. She's still just as passionate as ever about getting more girls in school around the globe. And she's helping give opportunities to tomorrow's leaders through the Obama Foundation.

Even beyond her more tangible work, though, Michelle Obama's story remains an inspiration to many. And she hopes sharing it through her new memoir will help us discover our best selves.

"I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be," she wrote in the tweet sharing the cover. "Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own."

Miss you, Michelle.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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