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Becoming

2018 . Biography & Autobiography, Cultural, Ethnic & Regional, Women, Personal Memoirs . Michelle Obama

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424 total

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748K total

About the book

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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 EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - ONE OF ESSENCE'S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS 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.

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

Crown Publishing Group

Pages:

426

ISBN:

1524763136 (ISBN13: 9781524763138)

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Reviews

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Adit Pinheiro

3 months ago

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Well written. Always liked the Obamas as a family and so this inside look into the family as well as the struggles they had to face, made for quite an interesting read.

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mahsa dashti

5 months ago

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It really helped me to take a connection with colored people society as someone who didn’t know much thing about them . I realized how interested am I in biography genre . I surely recommend it to my friends

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New York Times Best Sellers image

11 months ago

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The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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Oprahs Book Club image

1 year ago

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“It is Michelle Obama's personal story, of course, but I believe it's going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming.” - Oprah

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Rickie Retchin Straarup

2 years ago

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Loved this book! Quite an honest insight into life in the White House and how the Obamas brought it down to a “real” level. I really understood her feelings about meetings with royalty and how she remained true to herself. I had many “me too” moments! Loved how they walked around the White House in flip flops 👍🏼Saw Michelle here in Copenhagen recently and she is just as down to earth as she appears in her book!

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Briana Conner

6 months ago

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Michelle Obama is such a great and powerful lady

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Josephine Akinal

10 months ago

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It was a nice story about Michelle Obama life but a bit too detailed. Felt it was a bit long.

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Lisa Munk

1 year ago

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Dedicate yourself and read it. It is a bit heavy but very good!

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Peyton Weber

1 year ago

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An amazing read! Michelle Obama is so inspiring, and her story is a must-read.

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Inger Hjort Bech

1 year ago

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Viktig bok, som viser livsvalg kan endres.

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

2 years ago

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I really, really enjoyed this book! And it made me love her even more!

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Adriane Elizabeth

3 days ago

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Brilliant and beautiful!

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Amber Fae Tan

1 month ago

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not my kind of book

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Testerman Testy

1 month ago

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One of my faves

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