“Becoming” is the highly anticipated autobiography of former First Lady Michelle Obama. In her memoir, Obama reflects on her personal journey from girlhood to womanhood, recounting the significant moments that have shaped her life. She offers a candid account of growing up in Chicago and being raised by a working-class family; attending Princeton and Harvard Law School; becoming one of America’s most influential women as First Lady; and motherhood. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and 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, 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.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to understand more about Michelle Obama as a person. It also provides insights into American society and politics during her time as First Lady.
- Obama is an incredibly inspiring figure, and her story will be riveting for many readers.
- The book offers a unique look at one of the most important families in American history.
- Obama has a powerful voice and brings depth to her writing.
- The writing is rather dense and at times difficult to get through.
- The book feels disorganized, with little coherence between different chapters or periods of Obama’s life.
- It focuses mostly on her personal experiences and doesn’t offer much in the way of broader analysis or insights.
Learn more about the author
Michelle Obama is the wife of former United States President Barack Obama and was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She has a law degree from Harvard Law School and prior to becoming First Lady, she worked as an executive for the University of Chicago Hospitals.
“I was completely entranced by this book. I read it in one sitting.”
“Becoming is an outstanding memoir! I couldn’t put it down. Mrs. Obama tells her story with humor, grace, and intelligence. She also provides keen insights into the inner workings of both the White House and our country.”
“Becoming is an intimate, powerful memoir about the life of Michelle Obama. In it, she tells her story as never before, describing not only her triumphs but also her failures and frustrations. She opens up about everything – from growing up in Chicago to attending Princeton and Harvard Law School to becoming one of America’s most influential women as First Lady.”
“Becoming is an intimate, powerful memoir about the life of Michelle Obama… Overall, it’s a beautifully written book that offers readers a detailed look at one woman’s inspiring journey.”