Becoming - Michelle Obama


By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 6,486 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.


  • Interesting and well-written

    By I like games . com
    A unique perspective from an inspirational woman.
  • Fall in Love

    By MariitheLion
    You instantly fall in love with the woman that we’ve all come to know. From her upbringing in Chicago, to her many academic achievements, and of course to being one of the most prolific African Americans in our history, it goes to not only tell minorities but those who face the challenges of everyday that you can in fact ease up off the wheel and let life take you to where your heart really desires.
  • Awful

    By Doctor Bonnie
    Really awful
  • Awesome read

    By Crwn.
    I love her and I love this book! It’s a great read from start to finish.
  • Loved it

    By Sexytina92
    Exceptional. She opened up on everything, I felt every word.
  • So much inspiration!

    By Ysitu
    I felt connected with the former First Lady from many aspects: try to prove oneself through education and hard work since very young age, dedicate and determine to stick with the motion of moving format all time, appreciate the value of family, never take anything for granted, and last but not least: we both went to bed early on the 2016 election night.
  • Wonderful

    By jcrod17
    Eye opening. Sweet. Authentic.
  • Earthly inspiring.

    By jzhu2018
    Honest, emotional, authentic.
  • Awesome dialogue of MO’s “Becoming “

    By SAE ETN
    She has opened up , laid out, and gave a standing ovation to Americans everywhere to take a good look at the Graced and blessed life we have despite difficulties. To give more than you’ve received , to be accountable for each other as we journey through and encounter challenges ahead. To not give up -amid opposition facing our dreams. To love and be loved. To stay focused til the end results peer in as sound facts! To become and “becoming “ -Until there’s nothing but a vapor holding your place in life. She has “ Became “ a legacy in her own right- but her best is -yet to come
  • Empowering read

    By Michelle Eyring
    This is book was so uplifting to read. It shows everyone a side of Michelle Obama we did not fully get to see during her time at the White House. I always loved her but through reading this book I fell in love with the way she views women, marriage, family, and the world. Through her life story I feel empowered to be a more strong, optimistic, and motivated person. As a teacher I feel empowered to invest even more time in everything that I teach my students about their education, health, and the world. Thank you Michelle Obama for sharing your story with us.