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 probably the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the US of The us—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, at the same time as also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for girls and women in the U.S. and world wide, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led The us through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a couple of 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 vigorous wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both private and non-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 continuously defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.