An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
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 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..
This was an emotionally stimulating, raw yet inspiring read! 55
I can not recommend this book enough. It is beautifully written and gives you a deeper perspective of the former First Family. Thank you Michelle for sharing so many memories with us! 55
Provides real life, not just what you see on tv 55
This memoir gave me hope that we can again become a gentler nation. We need some fresh air and voices like Michele Obama brings forth in Becoming. 55
Michelle Obama’s bio is great! She gives readers insight into her exclusive life and is a highly inspirational read. 5/5 55
Did she/ he address the sad life as a transgender and the challenges it posed as a First Lady/man? Asking for a friend .ll 15
Loved this book so much I didn’t want it to end. Such an inspiration for all women. A heartfelt read from cover to cover & a real glimpse into the life of my favorite First Lady. Thank-you Michelle. May 2020 bring back the dignity & respect back to our nation. 55
My mom loved it so much 55
Open doors to diversity so that we can stop assuming but knowing one another. We love drama and characters in America so be bold and be yourself and share your authentic self not someone’s else’s judgement. Becoming is powerful and inspiring. 55
I sampled it, and I’m hooked. Amazing work! Such great writing! 55
Absolutely incredible and inspiring! What an amazing women and role model. I can’t thank her enough for sharing her story. 55
Becoming is a glimpse of the two sides of a woman (and it could be anyone) - strength & insecurities, fierceness & kindness, fist lady & mother - we all have to balance everyday. Fantastic read! 55
Nothing new about her. 25
I really did not enjoy this one. I felt like the majority of the book was based on Michelle’s stress levels and anxieties while FLOTUS. 2 thumbs down. 15
I thought this was a great book! Loved seeing how all of Michelle’s life experiences made her the woman she is today. Also liked seeing all the “behind the scenes” of campaigns and then into the White House. There’s so many things the average American has no idea that the President and his family go through! 55
More left wing filth 15
I have always admired Michelle Obama but now that admiration has been totally affirmed. Thank you for sharing your story and for the sacrifice you'll have made to make this country a better place. 55
I did not like this book, at all. 15
I absolutely LOVE this book and now love Michelle and Barack even more. Thank you for writing this! 55