About the Book:

Becoming by [Michelle Obama]

Title: Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Genre: Memoir

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.

Book Review:

I’ve recently been trying to balance my book intake. I mainly read fiction, so I’ ve been trying to read more nonfiction. I’ve never really been super interested in this genre, but I realized that there are some amazing nonfiction books like Becoming! I don’t agree with all of Michelle Obama’s views, but I do admire her hard work and dedication. To be the first black First Lady is not a small achievement, and she showed the hard work she and her husband put in to be the first POC President and First Lady.

I think Michelle Obama is super cool, and this book just made her even cooler! She overcame so many obstacles in her life, and it was inspiring because she had to work hard for every opportunity. And I thought it was hilarious that she did not even like politicians, so she didn’t really want her husband in politics. However, she believed he could make a difference, and the sacrifices she made for him were inspiring.

Also, I really liked the fact that she told her whole life story, not just her experience as the First Lady. It was nice to see her whole story. The information was interesting, I enjoyed the writing as well, and I would totally recommend this book! I don’t agree with all her views, but I think it’s definitely an interesting read about this fascinating woman.


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