Becoming by Michelle ObamaAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
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, 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. 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.
Top 10 Revealing Facts from Michelle Obama's Book
Jump to navigation. To the woman who literally demonstrated the fact that being successful in both your family and professional life is very much possible -- Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. Born on January 17, , Michelle has willingly taken on some of the most controversial issues in American history and gone head-to-head to fight them. The first Black First Lady of US, Michelle has single-handedly shaken things up in order to push the world forward to better things. Michelle was raised in the humble Robinson family at Chicago, graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and was a brilliant student. She recalls her time at Princeton being the first time she was made more aware of her ethnicity and that despite the willingness of her classmates and teachers to want to understand her, she still felt "like a visitor on campus. I didn't even know parents who drove BMWs.
Here are five facts the book has taught us about one of the most inspirational women of our time. A young Michelle Obama. Photo courtesy of the Obama-Robinson Family Archives. The next morning she immediately asked her teacher for a do-over and aced it in one go. Whilst most teenagers would have been crushed, she was once again determined, changing her tactics and seeking a recommendation letter from her assistant principal instead. Instead, she wrote one killer admission essay and was accepted. After deciding to go back to work after the birth of her daughter Sasha, Michelle Obama attended a job interview for an Executive Director role at a local hospital and, unable to find last-minute childcare, arrived with the three-month-old in tow.