Becoming (Hardback)Michelle Obama (author)
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Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal story of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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.
She also established herself as the most 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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 723 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 40 mm
'This is a vivid and interesting account and all of that is to her credit. I certainly thought better of her by the end: she has put her heart into this.' - The Times
'A warm account of childhood, family and the trials of life as a first lady - and an undoubtedly political book.' - The Guardian
'Beautifully written memoir.' - The Sunday Times
'An inspirational memoir that also rings true' - Gaby Wood, The Daily Telegraph
'Obama's memoir is a genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections. . . Allied to this candour is a steeliness of purpose. It is no exaggeration to say that every page of this book is, explicitly or otherwise, a reproach to Donald Trump, and a call-to-arms to those who would defeat the 45th President and all that he stands for.' - Matt D'Ancona, The Evening Standard
'This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall she's a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life, warts and all... it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction, with a similar warm languid tone to Ann Patchett's novel Commonwealth' - Viv Groskop, The i
'This revealing memoir offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama... Becoming is a 400-page expansion of this essential doctrine ['when they go low, we go high'], without compromising a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama's two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey' - Afua Hirsch, The Guardian
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