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.

Becoming - Michelle Obama Summary

Becoming may refer to: Becoming (philosophy), the dynamic aspect of being, in philosophical ontology Becoming, the condition for continued rebirth, according to Buddhism Becoming, a term used for potentiality..

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As a Young (Black) Adult I appreciate this book in a way words can’t really explain🙏🏿5 star

Reading the perspective of Michelle Robinson into Michelle Obama and so forth,has really given insight into how she became who she is to say.From her childhood,to Uni and into the work force it’s fascinating.Especially since she doesn’t hold herself back and orates how she really felt and currently feels about certain controversial topics of our day. Thanks for reading my review,hope you enjoy it😁 55

Tuck and Hardy

A Wonderful Book!5 star

I am probably one of the few who waited this long to read this amazing book. I wish I had read it sooner! I have been a fan of the Obamas since the beginning, even more so now. “Becomingik” confirms everything I thought I knew and loved about them both. Michelle is the kind of woman I would like to be, and the friend I’d like to have. I am humbled and inspired! 55


Pandering Sycophants1 star

This book is a total misrepresentation of the woman. She is a total racist, anti-America, hater. Read between the lines. So sad that so many were fooled by her and her husband’s total disdain for the country that put them at it’s pinnacle. Shameful! 15

Ibooks is left wing

Not very original.1 star

Who really wrote this useless waste of paper? 15


Horrible race-baiter & deceiver1 star

Shameful worst 1st tranny lady 15


This was moving from the beginning5 star

I could only read a sample of this, but I was very moved, even by the preface. The one thing that really stuck to me, which she wrote was why ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ Is such a useless question. It really is, there’s no denying that fact. 55

Jhoulia Ghoulia

Don’t believe the hype1 star

She’s garbage. And so is the book. Don’t listen to what all the critics tell you. They’re obviously didn’t read it or are certifiably stupid. 15


Amazing! One of the best books I’ve read!5 star

This book I chose to read for my summer high school reading! And I do not regret my choice! I loved every chapter and page of this book ! The raw and exposed account of Michelle Obama’s life and time as a student, lawyer, activist and eventual First Lady, is so well written and I definitely recommend reading this! 55


Ugh!1 star

Waste of money... don’t bother!! 15

KiKi & Bernsey

Lovely5 star

I miss these two terribly. 55


So powerful5 star

Easily became one of my favorite books. It’s so powerful, inspiring, and motivating! 55


Becoming5 star

One of the best autobiographies I’ve ever read. Michelle tells her story with candor, passion and warmth. A true love of family and friends and a love for those she did not know but worked fervently to make the world a better place for them. 55

Jason Howlett

Boo1 star

Its a shame you get a book deal for this garbage 15


A Masterpiece5 star

Simply amazing. 55


Beautiful story5 star

Michelle wrote a inspiring beautiful story, paint a vivid picture from her childhood to her career. I cried and laughed truly one of the best autobiographies I have ever read. Everytime i finished a chapter I felt such self empowerment. 55


Terrible book full of winning and nonsense1 star

Would not recommend. 15


Hi5 star

Hi 55


Worthwhile read...4 star

Not a page burner but a worthwhile read. Written in Michelle Obama’s voice, her memoir shares her American experience. We don’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been. An important read for all. 45


Michelle Obama for President5 star

My new favorite book. This woman is brilliant, balanced and has the right perspective. 55


Respect5 star

This book gave me a whole new respect not only for Michelle but Barack too. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her read it too! 55

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