A review of


Michelle ObamaCrown • 2018

Michelle Obama’s Life Story

by David Meyer

Michelle Obama movingly identifies and explores her life’s formative stages.

America’s first African American First Lady invites you to relive her journey, from the tough South Shore neighborhood of Chicago through the Ivy League and on to the White House. Obama writes with wit, depth and insight. She explores issues of public education and race as she describes how she met and started a family with Barack Obama and shares her struggles to adapt to life in the public eye. Obama’s honesty, optimism, authenticity and sense of wonder illuminate her life story.

Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done.Michelle Obama

This number one New York Times bestseller was an Oprah’s Book Club Pick, and an NAACP Image Award winner. The New York Times called Becoming, “A serious work of candid reflection by a singular figure of early-21st-century America…refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny.” Time found it, “…inspirational without trying to be.” The Boston Globe said, “A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor… Every page sparkles with directness and grace.”

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