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Book Review – Becoming by Michelle Obama @CrownPublishing #audiobookreview #20booksofsummer

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Opinion:

Wow, what a fabulous book!

I have seen so many glowing reviews for this book and let me assure you, they are all true! When I realized that Michelle Obama narrated her own book, I knew that the audio version was the way to go. I am so glad I did because listening to her tell me her own story, in her own words, is priceless. It is told from her heart and it doesn’t get any better than that!

The book starts with a young Michelle growing up in Chicago during her elementary school years and takes us all the way to the White House. She shares stories, relives precious memories, and reflects back on how these memories helped to shape who she is today.

I appreciate her honesty and candidness. She shares her insecurities and self-doubt, and never claims to know everything. Her determination is inspiring and her passion for work and family is evident.

I loved this book so much I told my husband that he had to read it and he ended up loving it just as much as I did!

No matter your gender, race, or age, this book is a must read!

Book Details:

Genre: Nonfiction
Series: None
Publisher: Crown
Publication Date: 11/13/2018

*Book 12/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.

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10 thoughts on “Book Review – Becoming by Michelle Obama @CrownPublishing #audiobookreview #20booksofsummer

  1. I loved Becoming so much, too. I listened to it on audio and it was like sitting with Michelle, having a glass of wine as she shared her story with me. Wonderful!

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  2. I loved listening to this as an audiobook! Her story was a great one and listening to her read it out loud was like having her sit in my living room and tell me her life story. There were a few places that left me with questions and I feel like she left a lot out – which make sense. She isn’t obligated to tell literally every bit of her life story. I just wanted more!

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