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 and helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history.
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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.
The book offers a personal and introspective account of Michelle Obama’s life, from her childhood in Chicago to her years in the White House. Michelle shares her experiences, values, and the significant moments that shaped her identity and journey. She discusses her upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, her education, and her challenges as an African American woman navigating different spheres of society.
The book provides insights into Michelle Obama’s early career, her time as a lawyer and public servant, and her role as a mother. She also candidly explores her relationship with Barack Obama, from their initial meeting to their shared experiences during his political career.
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 protected, telling her full story as she has lived it -- in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory.
Throughout "Becoming," Michelle Obama reflects on her efforts to balance her personal and professional life, her initiatives as First Lady, and her advocacy for issues such as education, health, and empowerment. The book offers a glimpse into the workings of the White House and highlights the power of resilience, determination, and the importance of embracing one’s voice.