Becoming - Michelle Obama


By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 5,413 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.


  • Experience all emotions that evoke some insightful thinking!

    By H1H0silver
    I have always had respect for Michelle Obama and thought she was an impressive First Lady. I was going to take my time in reading this book but literally could not put it down. Finished in 2 days! Excellent read that I would recommend for all adults. It should also be available for educational reading or at a minimum available in school libraries
  • Waste of money.

    By KW4ever
    Wasted $15, didn’t even finish it. 5 stars is blatantly dishonest and disservice. Save your money and check it out of the library for free.
  • Anchor of strength: Michelle Obama

    By CrystalNicole04
    Michelle Obama is an anchor of strength. Through her candor, she taught me much about the struggle and beauty that is our highest political office. But, mostly, she spoke to my heart as a woman and mother; I am grateful.
  • Worst bunch of crap ever published by liberals

    By Dmetheny55
    This is simply not worth the effort. Full of the left’s agenda and desire to change America to be like or worse than the rest of the world. Only wish you had a negative star rating. This deserves a negative 10 rating.
  • Michael

    By SD_416
    Michael.... great book from Michael. So happy he decided to write a book. Seems a bit negative but he has always been a bit on the glass half empty side of things. Either way good for him!
  • Superb writing about a consequential life

    By cdespinosa
    Ms. Obama illuminates realities about race, class, and achievement in America from a perspective that nobody else has ever had—the African-American daughter of a municipal worker in the south side of Chicago who grew up to live in the White House. While the apex she reached is unique, the challenges of being a black woman of achievement in America is universal and compelling. She illuminates the challenges of being a working mother, a black professional, a force for empowerment of the underprivileged in the worlds of law, medicine, academia, and politics. It is so refreshing to learn about the President from his life partner. The picture she paints of her husband disproves the lies about his “lack of vetting” without putting him on a pedestal. And her story brings the People’s House to life in a way that honors and democratizes it. Truly one of the best memoirs of the decade.
  • Didn’t want it to end

    By yuliep
    Amazing story, written in a way that makes Michelle so accessible. She became like a friend sitting in my couch telling me stories.
  • Becoming Michelle Obama

    By puufffball27
    Why was the book so long but it was so good but I do wish is was only 400 pages long
  • Becoming

    By krissytalks
    I loved you and President Obama from the beginning! The authenticity you both possessed, the genuine concern for others and the love of country, for me embodied the perfect first couple. I don’t say that lightly; I have been a counselor/marriage and family therapist for 42 years and twice divorced, so I know what I am talking about and the challenges of marriage. Yet your love for one another shown through your gentle words were clear, it was a really good match from the beginning! Thank you for your book! I love who you are as a person! Blessings to your family. Kristin Gedstad.
  • Engrossing

    By Rosevilla
    In the end, I read the third section, Becoming more, in one sitting. This book is inspiring, nourishing and a gem. Michelle writes frankly, openly and humbly about her truths, her emotions and her inner experiences in such a way that we can become too.