Publication Date: November 13th 2018
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.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’m not even American but: 👏Michelle👏Obama👏for👏President👏
So, I’m not a big fan of autobiographies or really any sort of non-fiction but I loved this!
Michelle Obama has always been someone I’ve been interested in learning more about, especially in the past few years as I’ve started paying attention to politics (and memes. The inauguration memes were hilarious)
This was such an easy read with beautiful writing. The way Michelle told her story was so circular in the way that, later on in the book, she linked things back to things mentioned about her childhood and early years.
I don’t know how she, or really anyone who writes an autobiography, managed to remember so much from her childhood. I’m seventeen and I can barely remember anything from even a couple of years ago. I’ve literally blocked out two and a half years of my life.
I really enjoyed learning and reading about all aspects of Michelle Obamas life from her childhood, college years, young adulthood, the story of meeting and falling in love with Barak, motherhood and of course the challenges of being First Lady and all the scrutiny both she and Barak were under.
There was no moment when I felt bored or didn’t want to read, in fact, this is a pretty hefty book with quite small font but I feel like I whizzed through this, like I said, enjoying every second.
Overall this book showed me the ugly side of politics as well as restoring my faith that there is genuine people out there in the world. After reading this I felt as though I’d actually gained brain cells.
I really hope Michelle Obama is having a good day.