Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

Author: Michelle Obama


  • Publication Date: 2018-11-13
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 10,317 Ratings)

Summary

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
 
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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  • Great memoire

    4
    By VLH171
    Michelle is a beautiful writer. Tells her personal story so eloquently. Highly recommend.
  • Poignant and heartfelt

    5
    By smithkc57
    One of the best books of this type I’ve read in a very long time. Relevant, timely, and heartfelt, these pages take you through a journey that very few people are able to witness first-hand.
  • Wonderful story from the heart

    5
    By Adriana🖤
    Looking from a non political standpoint meaning IM not at a voting booth I’m here to read a book, I loved it.. I wasn’t involved strongly in politics until a few years ago even now I’m not. I’m just more aware. She obviously is a human being first with a story to tell.
  • Awful

    1
    By MAGA 24/7/365
    The book is good for a fire starter.
  • Love it!

    5
    By EMMemije
    Such an inspirational story. Must read.
  • I was bored

    1
    By Duck lover 27
    Now I personally support a black president that is NOT Obama BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Coffee Date with the First Lady

    5
    By kristine7483
    This book was utterly delightful! I describe it as “like having a beautiful coffee date with your best friend, Michelle.”
  • trash

    1
    By sirwalter the 3
    i don’t like her or obama. trump 2020
  • Great read

    5
    By laurareads
    The life story of a brilliant and gorgeous class act. I hope one day we can bring respectability back to the White House, but until then, it was wonderful to relive it a bit through Michelle’s words and stories.
  • WOW. An Amazing Woman

    5
    By AkuaXOXO
    I loved this book, I didn’t want it to end. I am so emotional right now, because of the sacrifices this family made in service of their country. It was a great book. Empowering. I loved how her whole story was told with intriguing elegance.

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