Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

Author: Michelle Obama


  • Publication Date: 2018-11-13
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 10,569 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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  • Love this lady!

    5
    By CSCS2111
    Thoroughly enjoyed FFLOTUS’s take on her journey to and through the White House as a mom, wife, and friend.
  • Becoming wendything1

    5
    By wendything1
    An honest glimpse into the heart and soul of Michelle Obama from humble beginnings to flouts. I enjoyed getting to know her through these pages
  • Beautifully written

    5
    By AngelCag
    Compelling. Entertaining. Inspiring. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming. Educating. Enlightening. Empowering. Becoming is a beautifully written memoir by the former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, that is worth your time reading. To be completely honest, I am not a bibliophile (although I’ve always intended to be) and I have a bad habit of not finishing what I started when it comes to books or ebooks, but when I get into the groove of things, I carefully pick what is worth my time. So I made a vow to savor every page of this digital publication until the end of it and I did not regret a thing at all. This one did not disappoint, it’s that kind of book that you can’t put down once you started reading (at least for me, although it took me quite a while to finish.😅) I felt like it was narrated by my sister, my friend, my confidante, my mother, my mentor and my advocate all at the same time. Thank you @michelleobama for giving us a glimpse of your life and for sharing your story to the world that is meant to inspire the many. Thank you for all that you and former Mr. President @barackobama have done, and for all that you still do.❤️❤️❤️
  • Empty

    3
    By esthernjeri
    If this book is a true uncensored look into Michelle’s life, it feels empty to me. I feel she knew she could have done so much but held back. This is subject to change if and when I meet her. However, a quote that will stay with me from her is: parenting is a masterclass in letting go.
  • Inspiring story

    5
    By tnsinko
    I developed an admiration for Michelle Obama during the 08 campaign. This wonderfully engaging book makes me feel I know her. I appreciate the honesty and depth with which she examines her life’s story, & I think she ’ll always be “my First Lady”. I recommend this book, not only as an enjoyable read, but for the insight it brings to the experience of being in the spotlight & making a difference in our world.
  • Great read!

    5
    By not a great experience
    This was a great story! I do not like reading at all, but I couldn’t put this one down once I started reading.
  • Loved every word

    5
    By hello.ariel
    Get the audiobook, hearing her narrate her story makes you feel like you’re right there with her. Simply amazing
  • Interesting

    5
    By RinaC89
    Easy to read and interesting.
  • Thank you

    5
    By 2021 - J
    An inspirational Women & Family. A book where you can find hope in this country. Shows how’s the Obama’s are truly special people and the Nation should be grateful what their family gave up, to try and improve the lives of Americans and the World. A true leader, role model for any society. Thank you.
  • A fascinating book

    5
    By Judith2203
    A very well written book, written from the heart. Honest and a great account of the life of a remarkable woman.

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