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A Peek Inside the Mrs. O Book

We're excited to share more of our new book, Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy. The book officially launches Wednesday, October 28, and is already available on Amazon, here.

In the days ahead we'll be sharing more about our experience working on the book - truly, a once in a lifetime experience.

Reader Comments (23)

Is it only going to be available online, or will one be able to purchase it in other bookstores?

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 3:15 PM | Registered CommenterM.M.

Hi Mia Monte, It will be available in bookstores! I know it's in stock at Barnes & Noble, and will be carried by Borders too.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 3:19 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

Love it! Off to buy a copy. Thank you so much for doing this, Mrs. T.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM | Registered Commentermarabout40

This is going to be a great little extra in Christmas presents for a few friends and my mother, aunt and grandmother. Great job, Mrs. T! I remember very early on when this website was still very much a labor of love for you, especially, and a few others. I'm glad that you've been able to find success through this little project that could, and maintain the same level of authenticity and tastefulness that Mrs. O symbolizes. You could have very well allowed this website to become a tacky commercial venture, but instead it's still the same quaint and sophisticated blog you started with.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 4:14 PM | Registered CommenterIVA

Thank you for such wonderful, kind words IVA! You've made my day. :o) And thank you maraabout40 for the support!

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 5:49 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

Wow. I'm impressed by how professional and cutting-edge the book looks to be.

Looks like amazing work. Can't wait to check it out in more detail.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 5:52 PM | Unregistered Commenterleia

Wow. I can't wait to get a copy. The book looks extremely well done.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 6:41 PM | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Can't wait for the 8 year Mrs. O fashion retrospective at the conclusion of the Obama administrationS... ;)


Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM | Unregistered Commentersd

Surely the 2016 Mrs. O fashion retrospective at the conclusion of the Obama administrationS will also be terrific. ;)

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM | Unregistered Commentersd

I like the promotional video, in particular the photos that were chosen. The photos represent some of Mrs Obama's best fashion moments. I do hope that the "gold" dress from the Olympic dinner will make it into the book!

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered Commenterkbarch

She looked beautiful on Jay Leno. Wore that floral printed Thakoon dress she wore to one of the debates last year.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Beautiful book and a great video! It looks like you captured Mrs. O's spirit and playfulness perfectly well. The details of fabric and design are wonderful. Congratulations, Mrs. T. I can only imagine the incredible process you went through to develop the project. Really lovely. Kudos!

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 11:22 PM | Unregistered Commentermeta

Many congratulations, Mrs. T.

We all wish you great success with this. Please let us know how the launch goes; if you'll be on tv; reviews; interviews, etc.

Well done.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 4:20 AM | Unregistered Commenterdesertwind

She is fierce. We love President Obama but couldnt imagine any other First Lady besides her. She is what the country needed. She is SUBSTANCE and STYLE with intelligence and confidence. She has done so much and been involved in so many issues. Ohhhhh... she looks great. :))))))

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 7:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs.R

On my book wishlist!

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

Oh I am so buying this book! The 'take a peek' video made me want to run out and buy it ASAP, great work!

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM | Unregistered Commenterlatinadem

I'm so excited for the release! Bravo! I've shared it with my readers at http://wren.typepad.com/imbusyshopping/

Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 4:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterEva

Thanks EVA!

Thanks for the support everyone!

Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 5:32 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

OK, I just plucked up the courage to watch the little video. And now it's even more desperate that I asked for this for Christmas. WAH!

But, Mrs T - can I just say THANK YOU for photographing things on either side of the binding, and not across the binding? Like the shoes I spotted? How many times do you get a fabulous two page spread of a photo in a book but you can't see it because the stitching wrecks it? Thank you thank you thank you!

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

This is going to be my Just Because gift from me, to me. I'm on the list @ my local Barnes and Noble store for 3 copies. I'm getting one for my sister Janice (another FLOTUS fan) and the other two for me. I plan on putting one out as a coffee table book next to my Kevyn Aucoins and the other will be kept for a keepsake. Why? Well, because that's just the kinda girly girl I am !!! Thanks Mrs. T !

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

I just got this book in the mail (pre-release copy) and I absolutely love it!! I'm 13 and don't really know a ton about politics or the Obama family, but I love this book! It's really inspired me to learn more about her.

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ooh love the comments!

@ Posh Tater, yes! Great care and attention was given to the placement of the "gutter". Not sure if that's the right term, but that's how I was referring to it. Particularly with people, but also with the clothes and accessories.

@ Charlene in Detroit How wonderful!! You must definitely read the interviews with Peter Soronen and Karen Erickson, both of whom are Detroit natives!

@ Ashley, your comment has made my night! I hope you enjoy the book!!

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:32 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

The Washington Post highlights the book:


(Congrats Mrs. T.)

And displayed a Mrs. O gallery:


Also...slightly off-topic... Essence magazine put together photos of the First Family throughout their first year. I can't remember the name of it, but I saw it at CVS over the weekend. Check the magazine rack at CVS. Some of the pics were lovely!

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterBurghGirlInVa

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