Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 7,255 Ratings)

Description

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER

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.

Reviews

  • amazing book

    5
    By Ace Perry
    i just have to say that this book was utterly one of the best reads ever. i was somewhat worried to read this because of the amount of pages and how i was expecting this to be a high-level read, but it wasn’t. this is a thoughtful, detail filled book. it’s easy to read even with all of the pages, so i would say it’s great for children. it also contains a lot of inspiration for everyone and a lot of knowledge which is why i think it’s a great book for a book club or a family. but if your someone who’s close-minded and doesn’t like books that don’t agree with your opinion then i don’t recommend this book. if your on the right side, i recommend this book, but if your planned to be offended then don’t. but an amazing book, and a great, inspirational woman.
  • Hate the book

    1
    By belindabell
    Anything with the name Obama is ALL Lies...
  • Not worth reading

    1
    By Jrgnvrjnefi
    I would not take my time to read a book written by a ghost writer for this evil woman
  • Stick to your message

    1
    By mi-bookworm
    This book was great until she randomly inserted her biased and hypocritical political opinions into what could’ve been a great book. She claims to “aim high” when others “aim low” but used this book as a stab at our current president and sold it off as an inspirational book aimed towards millennials. It’s sad she used this book as a platform to portray herself in a better light.
  • Beautiful

    5
    By The_Lone_Read
    Loved this.
  • Michelle Robinson Obama is one of my heros

    5
    By Alexzgoff
    I was not sure if I would get into this book. However it took no time at all to get attached. This is the first book that made me cry while reading. Not out of sadness, but strong emotion. I felt empowered by this book and it convinced me to not give up on my dreams. Sometimes for us at home it can be hard to see the human side in a family that is required to always say the perfect thing, but this book was a huge reminder that our former first couple were groovy people. It’s the imperfections that made her so great. Trying to get around secret service to go outside, that’s why she’s awesome. Thank you Mrs. Obama for sharing your story. Right when I finished the book I texted my parents and siblings to read this book. It is one of the great pieces of literature in human history. Mrs. Obama, I will make you proud.
  • Becoming

    5
    By Clay Earle
    Totally loved this biography. Well worth the read, inspiring and educational.
  • Horrible

    1
    By N.O. Saints*
    Complete Garbage waist of money!
  • Awesome

    5
    By MommaHero6
    Great travel through her life and absence of much of the political machines. A great story is hearing the feeling, experiences and how it had propelled her forward to where she stands today.
  • This was an emotionally stimulating, raw yet inspiring read!

    5
    By Sgenndksbahs
    This was an emotionally stimulating, raw yet inspiring read!

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