Becoming

By Michelle Obama
Read by Michelle Obama

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780525633679

  • ISBN: 9780525633679

Runtime: 19.05 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

#1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

A Time Magazine Pick of Best New Books of the Month

A #1 iBooks bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Lawyers and Judges Biographies

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Literary Hub Pick of the Ultimate Fall Books

An 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“She just opens up herself; it’s so vulnerable…It is Michelle Obama’s personal story, of course, but I believe it’s going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“This book isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. By the end of it, she ultimately champions endurance and incremental change.” New York Times Book Review
“The first-lady memoir is a rite of passage…Becoming takes her historic status as the first black woman to serve as first lady and melds it deftly into the American narrative.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Every page sparkles with directness and grace. She writes compellingly of the complexities of marriage and family with honesty and the kind of confidence that comes of being a person of integrity who knows who she is—and is comfortable with it.” Boston Globe
“Reading Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, feels like catching up with an old friend over a lazy afternoon. Parts of her story are familiar, but still, you lean in, eager to hear them again. Other parts are new and come as a surprise.” San Francisco Chronicle
"[Obama] is refreshingly candid, open and yes, vulnerable.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A beautiful, well-written memoir…The whole story of a working woman who, on the surface, has everything together, yet in reality is trying to keep it all together.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“In a rich, warm timbre, Michelle Obama treats us to reminiscences and reflections on her life as though we were friends seated in her living room…Her signature quiet confidence comes through every word as she narrates her story…This intimate listening experience allows us behind the public exterior and into the warm embrace of private revelations by one of our nation’s most beloved role models. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“From the former First Lady, here’s a memoir starting with her childhood on Chicago’s South Side and leading to her life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where she raised her children gracefully while representing the United States to the world.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Michelle Obama

Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, she started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. The Obamas live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 19.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English