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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Becoming - Michelle Obama Book Reviews (5,945)

Caddy Adam

Oh Girl ...1 star

Just stop 🙏🏼 I borrowed a friends copy and I was not impressed 💯 Keep up all the good work though 🙄 15


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


Inspiring5 star

Reading the deeply personal history of a woman I knew only from tabloid headlines, I’ve come away deeply inspired and in awe. I would give anything to get a hug from her and 2nt to strive to be more like her. 55


A Phenomenal Woman…How She Became5 star

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's autobiography was emotional, captivating, and honest. Becoming depicted her story as a little Black girl who grew up in South Side Chicago that landed in the most prominent role in American history that was influenced by a humble family background. Becoming Michelle Obama drew from her childhood, her marriage, being a mother, and lastly a political wife, not just the first lady. She opened up her soul in this book to share with others especially women of all races. This memoir left us understanding the role she played and why when others go low, she flew high. I strongly recommend reading this beautiful book to gain insight into her becoming the dynamic woman she is. She may have sacrificed a lot for her family, but she never lost her identity. 55

mara mladenovic

Becoming is really amazing5 star

Excellent book. I recommend it to all women and men. 55

To do what would be best!

Not enjoyable at all.1 star

Sounds like a lot of smoke and mirrors. Thinks a lot of herself. 15


Insightful!5 star

This book is such an inspirational book for everyone as it depicts on how relatable they are from relationship issues, family planning experiences, dating, marriage, career...all encompassing real life experiences that everyone goes through. This book carefully takes you through the path of a greater vision that wasn’t necessarily shown in public. I’m appalled and a believer that life truly takes you on a journey that wasn’t necessarily expected! I enjoyed reading! 55

David Meldrum

Michelle unfiltered5 star

This is a very well written and engrossing book by a remarkable individual. As with any great autobiography it required an opening up of the person, which here was thorough and handled with the grace and humility we have come to expect from her. It is uplifting even in its most difficult passages and portrays a person with a rare degree of warmth and understanding. Michelle is gifted with the unusual combination of both high intellectual and emotional intelligence. Her rejection of political ambition tells us much about how today’s political atmosphere is resulting in the loss of some of the very best from our nation’s future administrations. As someone who has spent much time writing and editing, I am amazed by reading such a flawless work. David Meldrum, MD Claudia Meldrum 55

Chicken puff

Well she’s a guy so...1 star

You can’t look at the cover of this book and honestly tell me that Michelle Obama is a woman. She looks more like a man than half of the male Obama supporters out there. 15


Waste of money1 star

Mediocre at best 15

Greek Gods Lover

👌5 star

Great Read! 55

Marie 

Must read5 star

This book is hands down one of the best books I have read. Mrs. Michelle Obama is an excellent example of the power of love and support as a child. I will forever love her! 55

judith Lynne

Becoming Michele Obama5 star

I have respected this First Lady for 10 years now. This is a wonderful book about a lovely and courageous lady. 55


Becoming5 star

Thank you for sharing so many of your extraordinary life experiences, lessons you learned, the joy and sorrow you faced through your journey. Thank you for encouraging all of us to stand up for what is right by your example. You have touched my heart. 55

Dr. LCG2018

Becoming5 star

Such a wonderful read. Insightful, funny, honest... I couldn’t put it down. Thank you, Mrs. Obama, for this book and for all of your efforts in the White House and now. We need voices like yours. You give us hope. 55

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