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Updated: Dec 23, 2018

A beautifully written and inspiring story of the most iconic American woman of this century



Becoming is a Michelle Obama’s autobiographical memoir. It’s a deeply personal account of a woman describing her Chicago roots, finding her professional voice and being a mother. Obama describes her White House personal experiences as First Lady, as well as her public campaigns to promote healthier living and to advocate for women and girls around the world.

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.“


BECOMING is an beautiful and inspiring story of how a woman who grew up on the Southside of Chicago, became the first African-American First Lady of the United States. It’s a honest and deeply revealing account of some of her most difficult decisions, including her decision to leave a high paying position with a major law firm, and her decision to seek marital counseling.

Obama had me from page one. It’s delightfully well written with elegance and warmth, and beautifully descriptive. Listening to Michelle Obama narrate her own life story in the Audible version of the book was wonderfully mesmerizing. I laughed as she ran through an open field with her boyfriend, I got mad when her father’s car was scratched in the Chicago suburbs, I cried when she felt out of place at Princeton and I cheered the night she was able to break out of the White House. Becoming is the perfect title for a perfect book, and should absolutely be on every woman’s reading list.

“For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”

Publisher Crown Publishing

Published November 13, 2018

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