Becoming (Paperback)
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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 02/03/2021
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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.

Now including a “Note to Self” letter to her younger self, a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5 question Q&A with Michelle Obama.

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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241982976
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 393 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘A literary phenomenon.' - The Guardian

‘An inspirational memoir that also rings true.' - Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph, Five Stars

‘Intimate, inspiring and set to become hugely influential.' - Sunday Times, Books of the Year

‘Inspirational without trying to be .  .  . a coming-of-age tale, a love story and a family saga all in one.' - Angie Thomas, Time

This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir . . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction.' - Viv Groskop, The i, Five Stars

‘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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“Would Recommend”

This book is an insight into an amazing woman.
It tells her story from childhood to forging her own career and falling in love with Barack and raising their two daughters in the Whitehouse.
This is an honest inspiring... More

Hardback edition
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“Clear, Focused and Inspiring”

Very well written and clear and compulsively readable. Her life story is inspired. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Hardback edition
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“Fascinating account of a fascinating family”

Although the book is primarily and account of Michelle's progress from relatively modest beginnings to First Lady of the USA, it is also a revealing picture of Barak Obama by, let's face it, the person who... More

Hardback edition
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