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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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Publisher ‏ : ‎

Crown; 1st Edition (November 13, 2018)

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Hardcover ‏ : ‎

448 pages

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Item Weight ‏ : ‎

1.7 pounds

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6.44 x 1.26 x 9.54 inches

Best Sellers Rank:

#13 in Ethnic Studies (Books)

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117,378 ratings

10 reviews for Becoming

  1. Linda L. Leiby

    I started reading and couldn’t put it down, finishing it literally 24 hrs after delivery. Michelle Robinson Obama’s story is one of challenges met, hard work tempered with good sense, and above all, how a few key people in a life can support a young girl and elevate her, so that she, in turn, can elevate others. It is a wonderful, heartfelt, true story of HOPE in a world gone far too cynical.

  2. prisrob

    This a book that is difficult to resist, the writing is sublime. Michelle Obama has a way with words, this is one of the most fascinating and informative books I have read this yearThere is a great deal to admire about Michelle Obama. A young woman brought up on the other side of the tracks in Chicago, went to Princeton and then Harvard for her law degree, and became the First Lady Of The United States. Some of her success was due to luck, but most is due to her intelligence and her hard work. As a woman and a black woman, she had to work three times as hard as a man, and she proved her worth.Michelle Obama tells us she is writing this book to inspire the next generation. She knows how important role models are, especially for young women of color in a culture that isn’t changing fast enough. She says in her book , ‘Here I am, I have got a lot to say.’ Her book is divided into three sections-:’Becoming Me,” “Becoming Us”, and “Becoming More”. What we find in these pages is a woman opening herself and her world to us. This is a book so well written, with such honesty and integrity, I felt like I was trusted with her secrets.She starts by talking about her upbringing, her life in Chicago, a family who showed such love and at the same time showed her that using her intellect to move herself forward was the right path. Off to Princeton where she was a minority for the first time, learning to navigate in a white world. Then to Harvard to study law, and her first job, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama.Then the life of a married woman, working full time, wanting a family and finally succeeding via InVitroFertilization. Her husband was into politics and was often not home, so Michelle was the parent. Some resentment, and couples therapy helped them through their rough spots. Political life is difficult and the statements by some were hurtful, and she names names. The scrutiny and constraints were a lesson she quickly learned, and went onto become one of the most beloved First Ladies.Now, Michelle Obama, has her real life back, and she is discovering who she wants to be. Malia and Sasha are settling into their lives with plans of their own. Michelle Obama has no love for politics, and she will never seek a political office. Michelle, Barack and the girls are llooking toward to the future.Michelle Obama is telling the truth of her life, she grew up surrounded by love in a city, Chicago, she loves, onward to an education that took her far. She has everything she wanted, family, a husband she loves, and now she is looking at her next adventure. An autobiography I urge everyone to read. This is a book of the year.

  3. HappyFeet

    I was amazed reading this book. It tells the unbelievable transition Michael made to become the first lady. A great read for the whole family.

  4. Whitney

    Was a joy to experience Mrs. Obama’s perspective on current events and revelation of her past (and present) life experiences. She’s open, honest and forthcoming. Fantastic read. You’ll enjoy it.

  5. Brenda Nelson

    I read a lot of negative reviews, but I don’t understand why. I enjoyed reading her story from her perspective. Some parts made me sad; however, I’ll always view Michelle Obama as a role model.

  6. DivaSoul

    Michelle Obama is my voice, a voice that may never be heard with thoughts, feelings and experiences similar to mine yet they don’t matter until now. Thank you Mrs. Obama! For being the voice of this African American woman❤️ Everyone should buy this book!

  7. ♫ Trouble ♫

    I believe I always loved Michelle Obama. Her grace and dignity always seemed to come as a gift from above. Her spirit is so incredibly deep and strong. The stories from her childhood, her brother, her neighborhood, her family, inform us in a brilliant voice about what it was like in the place and time she grew up.Michelle Obama has the empathy and the depth of character so missing in her media portrayal. I always felt worried that we were suffocating her. But there is a Michelle Obama who is bigger than the words on a page. She knows our pains, and she understands our lives. And we know her in this book. In this most private book, we know her in a way we could not have otherwise. Interesting that nothing here surprises me, it only affirms what I felt like I know: Michelle Obama is a person like us. She worked and suffered and overcame.Her storytelling skills are exquisite. It left me a little breathless to hear her voice, unfettered and real.I love the photographs.

  8. Angel

    Stuck to the book. The reading is so pleasant. Reading the Preface I laugh, got intense and cried, can’t wait to continue reading. I love her even more!

  9. Amazon Customer

    A window into her life so far, Michelle Obama gives us endearing, insightful, honest memories. From growing up in a working class household in Chicago, to leaving the White House residence, her story is unique and thought provoking. If you admire and respect the Obamas, you will like this book.

  10. Joescandle

    Inspirational and powerful. I loved this book.

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