Becoming - Michelle Obama


Author: Michelle Obama

  • Publication Date: 2018-11-13
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 6,974 Ratings)


An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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.


  • This was an emotionally stimulating, raw yet inspiring read!

    By Sgenndksbahs
    This was an emotionally stimulating, raw yet inspiring read!
  • Simply Amazing

    By anonymous frustration
    I can not recommend this book enough. It is beautifully written and gives you a deeper perspective of the former First Family. Thank you Michelle for sharing so many memories with us!
  • Great book

    By hfcrjmuhxk
    Provides real life, not just what you see on tv
  • Hopeful

    By Bubbles da Bwat
    This memoir gave me hope that we can again become a gentler nation. We need some fresh air and voices like Michele Obama brings forth in Becoming.
  • Surprisingly Personal

    By abelnyc
    Michelle Obama’s bio is great! She gives readers insight into her exclusive life and is a highly inspirational read. 5/5
  • Man or woman?

    By CaliGal62
    Did she/ he address the sad life as a transgender and the challenges it posed as a First Lady/man? Asking for a friend .ll
  • Becoming

    By santihwalks
    Loved this book so much I didn’t want it to end. Such an inspiration for all women. A heartfelt read from cover to cover & a real glimpse into the life of my favorite First Lady. Thank-you Michelle. May 2020 bring back the dignity & respect back to our nation.
  • Amazing book

    By antisocial social club
    My mom loved it so much
  • Uplifting

    By tuurrrific
    Open doors to diversity so that we can stop assuming but knowing one another. We love drama and characters in America so be bold and be yourself and share your authentic self not someone’s else’s judgement. Becoming is powerful and inspiring.
  • Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By XxcatofstarsxX
    I sampled it, and I’m hooked. Amazing work! Such great writing!