First lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity among her pet causes. Her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” tells of her experiences planting the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s time and shares stories of other community gardens across the country.
Obama, who did not accept an advance and will donate all author proceeds to the National Park Foundation, sat down recently to discuss the book.
Q: What inspired you to write the book?
A: My own experiences being a…