Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,967 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Terrible

    1
    By kjrdine
    The most boring book I’ve ever read
  • Not about politics but about life!

    5
    By Puccaxu
    I really enjoyed the part before Michelle moved into the White House, which is more like a novel about a courageous, hardworking and intellectual girl who is very true to herself. In fact she didn’t like politics!
  • Thoughtful, enlightening read

    5
    By Dlionetti
    An incredible, personal account of Michelle Obama’s life before and during her time as First Lady. Some of the writing felt a little guarded, but mostly felt very genuine. Her life has been very interesting and she seems to be such a thoughtful person, who sacrificed so much to support her husband during his Presidency. I highly recommend reading this, regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum. This is not a political piece; it is a very interesting autobiography.
  • Hot garbage

    1
    By SECrules
    Wouldn’t waste my time on this one. A lot of trees died so this waste of space could exist. Littered with hate and racism.
  • Crap

    1
    By JoeMinorWorld
    Melania is FIRST LADY and this bozo needs to be gone from our biased media. Do not buy this brainwashing!!
  • Inspirational!!!

    5
    By Priti 1214
    A true heartfelt | honest | “real” perspective of an amazing human that constantly believed & manifested that fact that anything is possible. Michelle thank you for sharing your life journey with grace and humility. Harprit B.
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

    5
    By MaryTsang
    Becoming was beautifully written threw the eyes of Michelle and in her own words. It offered insights into her childhood and her life with Barack. It was an easy read and I could not put it down until I finished the book. I would recommend this book to everyone.
  • Fantastic Book!

    5
    By Animezzo
    I’ve bought this book 3 times already (2 as gifts, one for myself), an I’ll buy another to donate to my local library. First Lady Obama is truly a woman of class, intelligence, and inspiration.
  • Becoming

    5
    By Cj24dffjffhc
    I raised a young, rising Democrat (the youngest elected Democrat State Representative at only 20 years old) in the most conservative county in Arkansas as a single mother, and Michelle Obama’s wonderful book reminds me why it is so important for him to keep pursuing his passion to use politics as a way of helping the world around us move forward in hope for better. Politics can seem a hellish future to see your only beloved child run proudly towards, but it Can make a difference as this lovely walk through Michelle Obama’s life has reminded me. It was truly a gift to read.
  • Anchor of strength: Michelle Obama

    5
    By CrystalNicole04
    Michelle Obama is an anchor of strength. Through her candor writing, 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.