Becoming

Becoming

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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. When she was a little girl, Michelle Robinson's world was the South Side of Chicago, where she and her brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family's upstairs apartment and played catch in the park, and where her parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson, raised her to be outspoken and unafraid. But life soon took her much further afield, from the halls of Princeton, where she learned for the first time what if felt like to be the only black woman in a room, to the glassy office tower where she worked as a high-powered corporate lawyer--and where, one summer morning, a law student named Barack Obama appeared in her office and upended all her carefully made plans. Here, for the first time, Michelle Obama describes the early years of her marriage as she struggles to balance her work and family with her husband's fast-moving political career. She takes us inside their private debate over whether he should make a run for the presidency and her subsequent role as a popular but oft-criticized figure during his campaign. Narrating with grace, good humor, and uncommon candor, she provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of her family's history-making launch into the global limelight as well as their life inside the White House over eight momentous years--as she comes to know her country and her country comes to know her. [This book] takes us through modest Iowa kitchens and ballrooms at Buckingham Palace, through moments of heart-stopping grief and profound resilience, bringing us deep into the soul of a singular, groundbreaking figure in history as she strives to live authentically, marshaling her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524763138
1524763136
Characteristics: xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

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toby65
Nov 30, 2018

Just a little too much detail, much of which
was not particularly interesting to this reader.
Perhaps one needs to be an American to really
appreciate this biography.
Did not finish.

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LauraSteinert
Nov 30, 2018

If you love Mrs. Obama, this will make you love her more. If you find her interesting, this will fascinate you. If you can only see the color of her skin, skip this book.

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Ailil2017
Nov 28, 2018

I've been listening the Audiobook in Spanish and I have to go it is really good!!! Michelle O. is amazing!

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lovetoread_11
Nov 23, 2018

I look forward to this wonderful woman's perspective on being thrust into a role that she never thought would happen to her. How she wore the moniker 'First Lady' is with grace and intellect. I have heard bits of recordings through Huffington Post and it has inspired me to go out and purchase it because the warmth of her voice is so kind.

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cliffcrelly
Nov 20, 2018

After spending sixty years enduring party politics; it has been so refreshing experiencing the Obama administration. I was lucky to have witness JFK and the joyous space race revolution that really kick-started the age of technology. Can't wait to read First Lady Obama's book; I sure she will bring her style of class and elegance.

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Linda_157
Nov 19, 2018

Will an e-book be coming soon?

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foxhollow
Nov 17, 2018

How many more books of a the Obama's is the library going spend my tax payer dollar on ?

I'm not the least bit interested in making any more money for someone that's spent as much money traveling with her friends and her mother as she did that came out of my pocket.
If you buy one book that's enough. The library spends dollars buying her books and his ,then you buy one copy or maybe five of other books that the rest of us want to read.
Please stop!!!
She doesn't need any more royalty money from me.

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Elisascott69
Nov 09, 2018

The Obamas are amazing people even though I never met them Michelle Obama is awesome we need more Michelle Obama's in this world she's very inspiring

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chowman801
Oct 10, 2018

Michelle Obama is a horrible human being and so is her husband.

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vickydriver
Sep 15, 2018

I want to read it however large print books too heavy for someone with arthritis in hands .Will it be available in regular print
Thanks Vicky Driver

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