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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WATCH THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY OPRAHS 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 Americathe first African American to serve in that roleshe 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 herfrom 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 worlds 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 itin 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 expectationsand whose story inspires us to do the same. Download and start listening now!
She just opens up herself; its so vulnerableIt is Michelle Obamas personal story, of course, but I believe its going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming. – O, The Oprah Magazine This book isnt all unicorns and rainbows. By the end of it, she ultimately champions endurance and incremental change. – New York Times Book Review The first-lady memoir is a rite of passageBecoming takes her historic status as the first black woman to serve as first lady and melds it deftly into the American narrative. – Los Angeles Times Book Review Every page sparkles with directness and grace. She writes compellingly of the complexities of marriage and family with honesty and the kind of confidence that comes of being a person of integrity who knows who she isand is comfortable with it. – Boston Globe Reading Michelle Obamas memoir, Becoming, feels like catching up with an old friend over a lazy afternoon. Parts of her story are familiar, but still, you lean in, eager to hear them again. Other parts are new and come as a surprise. – San Francisco Chronicle “[Obama] is refreshingly candid, open and yes, vulnerable. – Pittsburgh Post Gazette A beautiful, well-written memoirThe whole story of a working woman who, on the surface, has everything together, yet in reality is trying to keep it all together. – Philadelphia Inquirer In a rich, warm timbre, Michelle Obama treats us to reminiscences and reflections on her life as though we were friends seated in her living roomHer signature quiet confidence comes through every word as she narrates her storyThis intimate listening experience allows us behind the public exterior and into the warm embrace of private revelations by one of our nations most beloved role models. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. – AudioFile From the former First Lady, heres a memoir starting with her childhood on Chicagos South Side and leading to her life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where she raised her children gracefully while representing the United States to the world. – Library Journal