Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 11,023 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • He is man

    1
    By True names
    Whis is not a women!
  • An Outstanding Story from a Down to earth woman

    5
    By Freddie B Real
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s Becoming touches me profoundly. I’m astounded my how she shares intimate moments from a public life with a fantastic, warm grace. As another African American woman, I loved the intelligence and patience she discovered within herself even when she, her daughters or husband faced the simple challenge of trying to do for others because others have done for them. I wish The First Black family all the love their hearts can hold. This message comes from a Texas gal to a South Side chick.
  • Comforting

    5
    By nelly reads
    I read this book because I crave the ideas and knowledge of the well Rounded successful black woman. Someone who is familiar with challenges but survive them all with grace. Someone who is kind, smart, witty, funny and beautiful inside and out. Thank you for your voice and presence in the world. Thank you for offering up your story for those of us who crave the influence of a well rounded successful black woman.
  • Excellent read!

    5
    By Jennay5180
    This woman is 🔥! The book was easy to read and showed so much of her heart for her husband, children, family, and country! Definitely recommend!
  • Best memoir I’ve read

    5
    By SCG-D
    Beautiful, inspiring, touching, and purely amazing in the way only Michelle Obama can accomplish.
  • Amazing heartwarming

    5
    By Johnathon Fettinger
    Michelle Obama take you on a magical journey of her life and that stereotypes do not Need to tear you down And that you can do anything that you try and push through.
  • 我超爱这本书

    5
    By Christine秋
    米歇尔夫人给了我太多的力量与感动了!Every girl can become what the want be but not they’re required to be!
  • A Window to Listen and Learn Up Close

    5
    By sarahmahammad
    It’s an enjoyable ride both read and listen with all the ups and downs of the Robinsons and their precious daughter, and LATER the ups and downs of the Obamas as normal American working family and as first family. This book lets you get closer to the Obamas and get to know them through the words of Michelle Obama, pouring her heart on the pages, page by page, in case you have the paperback and the warmth of her voice word by word in case you have the audio in a peaceful and loving tone!! And learn as you go about the chaos and muddy roads of our media and national politics. Keynote takeaway is that this biography encourages you unconsciously to start unlocking the possibilities/opportunities from within and dare to have a life purpose and a dream or maybe dreams if you don’t have any yet, work on them well and keep moving forward, no matter where are you standing NOW on the spectrum of life! No matter what your roots are or where your ancestors came from. A delightful read that pushes you to better yourself and have a life principles along the way as you go, so that they help steady your inner world, keep your ego in-check, guide you throughout the road and light the tunnels up when things get darker and/or harder. I applaud her for narrating her book in a slow pace that’s genuine and warm! You can feel her love and care even if you never met her. Thank you madam FLOTUS!🙏💜✊
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

    5
    By a true writer
    Michele Obama’s book is full of historical events that affected her family the book is about the people that they met and it all revolves around her family and the effect presidency had on malia and Saha their two daughters the book dosent include many dates but it includes a few with the exact timing. I think this is a very good book to read if you are a fan of history or if you like the empowerment of women. It tells a powerful story of one of the most remarkable women in history.
  • Proud Chicago Resident , Honored to Read of The FLOTUS’ Journey

    5
    By Angelica812
    This was an incredible inspiring read. The Life Story and Journey of Michelle Obama’s upbringing on the Southside of Chicago and where Her path led Her, to Become Someone Special, always helping others in every area of her life. As a Wife, Mom, Daughter, Friend Advocate, Mentor and more, Michelle for me, gives me something to aspire to I hope to help wherever I can and keep moving forward evolving as a Human Being no.