One of Michelle Obama’s early worries about life in the White House had to do with a plot of land. Specifically, the new first lady found herself fretting over whether her much-hyped garden would grow.
“I was like any other hopeful gardener with a pot out on the windowsill or a small plot by the back door. I was nervously watching the sky. Would it freeze? Would it snow? Would it rain?” she writes in her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.”
The book and interviews this week are part of a steady stream of media appearances for the first lady, who is playing a central role in her husband’s reelection campaign.
“It is definitely a passion — getting our kids in this country eating healthy, helping families make good choices about how they eat and stay active — and this book is a way to talk about our journey but also talk about the challenges that we face as a nation around health,” Michelle Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America.”