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 (4,591)

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Excellent5 star

Worth every penny 55


Boring1 star

Not worth the purchase 15


Beautiful5 star

Beautifully written and so deeply honest. Loved it. 55


Graciously shares her story as she shared her life with us for 8 plus years...5 star

Beautiful story and eloquently written with the perfect amount of sarcasm and wit. The honest raw narrative rings sincere and proud. I enjoyed learning about her formative years and the relationship she and her husband shared prior to his political career. Their commitment and investment to one another and their family is apparent and evident when he decides to pursue his political endeavors and while Michelle hadn’t chosen the public forum she was thrown upon she certainly handled herself and any adversity they faced with the grace of a woman, pride of a mother and endless love of a wife. Great story! Two remarkable people who have gotten the values of family, marriage and faith right every chance they had. 55


Wonderful5 star

As a man I have to admit there were several times I couldn’t identify with the prose, but that is just the difference between men and women. I have to admire Mrs. Obama for what she stood for, what she believes, her integrity, all the positive things she accomplished! 55

This is the best free game !!

Amazing book!5 star

This is one of the best books I have ever read and it gave such a honest and unique view of the Obama’s life. Michelle is a true idol and role model of our generation and writing this book was a gift to women all over the world. 55


This book is fake news1 star

Very fake news Reconcile 15

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Becoming touched my heart5 star

This book was so personal and I want to thank Mrs Obama for it. I wish it was more ! This is a great read for young and seasoned women as it reminds us that the story is still being written. 55

Step pie

Awesome and inspiring5 star

This book was truly awesome and inspiring, thank you Mrs Michelle Robinson Obama!! 55


Great memoir from a wonderful woman5 star

Loved this book. Michelle Obama opens up in this powerful memoir 55


These have to be paid reviews!!1 star

These are fake reviews, this book was horrible. Very disappointing. 15


Disappointed1 star

Well written...poorly substantiated. An obvious book written to further cause divide in our country. 15


Terrible1 star

Terrible ghostwritten propaganda from someone with a delusional perspective of the harm her husband did as president 15


Love it!!5 star

It’s sad that people rate something one star that hasn’t even came out. You all are pathetic. 55


Becoming5 star

I read the entire book and enjoyed it tremendously. Also , I would recommend it to all who are interested in the former First Ladies life. I found it very interesting and informative.AWL1641 55


Beautiful Book5 star

This book takes you on a journey from early beginnings to life in the White House and beyond, beautifully written and if you get the audiobook, just listening to Michele Obama is mesmerizing. 55


A Close Thing3 star

...rarely is a book as pre-loaded for either acceptance or rejection, simply because of the subject matter. Every book really needs to be rated on its merits, not because you may agree with the politics, or not, of the lead character being discussed. Note: I did not support either the current prez, nor the previous [#45 & 44] with my vote. This book: It was fairly well written, as far as style and readability goes. There are some insights presented to the reader that, if true, provide an interesting look at how a somewhat unlikely person becomes a favorite of an almost sycophantic media. The book tried hard to show substance that prepares one for such media exposure, as that the former First Lady received. But, it’s truly thin on such substance. Even so, the ghost writer did a bang up job with what was available. But by the end, you’re no more knowledgeable of Michelle’s true motivations and skills, as you were before starting the book. If truth be told, it’s more of a PR send up to give the latest media-beloved shiny object, to combat the 8 years of less-than-sterling coverage. Perhaps it’s an attempt to prepare the public for a “Michelle for President“ run, than an informative description of who she really is. 35

Spending wise

Michelle Obama1 star

Would not waste mine or yours with book. 15

end racism

Love it!5 star

First of all to all the negative racist people: IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE OBAMAS, DO NOT READ THE BOOK! Simple. 55

Calypso Man

Michelle Obama5 star

Excellent reading 55

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