Becoming - Michelle Obama

Becoming

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,632 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

  • Garbage

    1
    By Syves03
    Garbage
  • Amazing!

    5
    By hdj8501
    A fulfilling and empowering memoir of an exceptional human being, woman, wife, mother and First Lady!
  • Underwhelming-I Really Wanted to Love It 😩

    2
    By NataliaWorthington
    I really wanted to love it. The book was underwhelming, predictable and uneventful - and in many parts repetitive and slow moving. Her life felt prescribed and she lived it accordingly. The way she talked about Barack wad endearing but her overall approach to people and life felt judgmental - not just her political life but her personal life too. I kept waiting for the big take-always and for the ah-ha moments and they never came. I have a lot of respect for her and her experience, but finished the book wanting and hoping for so much more.
  • Biggest Hoax Continues!

    1
    By cw2gtc
    The narrative of the Obamas, hereinafter known as Suspect One, and Suspect Two is rife with lies, insinuations and the pulling off of the single grandest criminal scheme by any two men in American history. The first myth is that these two hucksters were eligible to lay claim to president and first lady. He’s not American now. Never was. Michelle isn’t bio female. Never was. Everything else beyond that is theatre for an incredibly gullible America, so frozen in fear about anything the all powerful PC Police might single anyone out for. Dread the thought of being pasted with the career killing, reputation killing lable as “racist”, “homophobe”, or the all-inclusive, all-purpose derision of “bigot.”. So the lie of “Michael” began, and so it continues. Even Suspect One has referred to Suspect Two as Michael during public orations. Google it! The Obama girls? Adopted. In Vitro may have occurred to bring forth the two offspring. And, i is the Suspect One may have been the sperm donor, but Suspect Two was not the egg donor. The adopted girls. Raised by the half-closeted gay Suspect One and his very “butch/mother-figure” Suspect Two make a very clean, all-American family to pull off the most elaborate hoax to date. At $17.95/copy, a sucker is born every minute. (W.C. Fields)
  • 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.
  • 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.