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InStyle Staff
Mar 20, 2015 @ 11:39 am

Below is an excerpt from “10 Surprising Discoveries About Michelle Obama from Her New Biography,” which originally appeared on To read the full story, visit

Michelle Obama may be our best-dressed FLOTUS yet, but did you know she once was denied the "Best Camper" award because she swore too much?

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That's just one of the surprising discoveries from biographer Peter Slevin's new book about our current First Lady, Michelle Obama: A Life, out April 7.

We got an early peek at the book, which follows Michelle from her working-class beginnings all the way to the White House with husband President Barack Obama. Here are 10 things you may not have known about Mrs. Obama.

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