Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 8,134 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

  • A must read

    5
    By IslandBeautii
    Great read
  • Inspirational

    5
    By Lady Roxi
    This book is excellent. It’s well written and so down to earth. The First Lady shared her life story which is truly inspiring and gave us a glimpse behind the scenes of the Obama’s life in the White House.
  • Becoming

    1
    By HubbleAntares
    Awful....money grab....
  • Greta writing and story!

    4
    By DJD 11
    Loved hearing her story but would like more on the later years than the early years.
  • Ew

    1
    By Chekketteta
    Gross who would want to read this
  • Don’t bother

    1
    By -BAMF-
    Seriously, don’t.
  • Just wow

    5
    By Azael9998
    So far I’m in love with it like wow wow wow
  • Unimpressed

    2
    By Beaker Music
    Reads too much like it’s done by a bad ghost writer. Comes across as she is the only one who had struggles or adversity in life. Her story is nothing new or original.
  • Shameful!!!!!

    1
    By Tafec5
    I light hearted approach from 1 of the 2 people who could have propelled race relation toward by decades, but instead they took it backwards by 60+ years for personal gain. Their greed and disregard for people all while seeking power and money off the backs of mainly the black community who thought they would help them...ha. Proves what Malcom X says about the White Liberal and now I wonder what he would say about them.
  • Most inspiring book I’ve ever read

    5
    By stellibean
    Talk about inspirational. What an incredible telling of what I means to stand up for what you believe despite all odds. Lucky to have read it and forever changed because I did. Thank you, Michelle, for being born and writing this book.