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New York Times Best Seller
New York Times Best Seller

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Random House
Author: Michelle Obama
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Book theme: African American & Black
Language: English
Street Date: November 13, 2018
TCIN: 53445905
UPC: 9781524763138
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4397
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



"Oprah's Book Club 2018 selection"--Jacket.



Book Synopsis



An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - ONE OF ESSENCE'S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS

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.



Review Quotes



"A serious work of candid reflection by a singular figure of early-twenty-first-century America . . . Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny."--Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review

"Becoming is inspirational without trying to be. From the first words, the very warmth that permeates its author emanates from the pages. . . . Becoming manages to be a coming-of-age tale, a love story and a family saga all in one. More importantly, this book is a reminder that America is still a work-in-progress, and that hope can be an action word if we allow it to be. Becoming is a balm that America needs, from a woman America does not yet deserve."--Angie Thomas, Time

"Deeply personal and refreshingly honest . . . She's thoughtful, humorous, bracingly revealing, and when it's time, she does us all the favor of showing us the human side of a man worshipped by so many. . . . It's human and genuine and welcoming to see the layers of humanity she holds open. . . . Michelle Obama's story can maybe inspire you to find a path for your own story."--Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland

"A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor . . . Every page sparkles with directness and grace."--Douglas Brinkley, The Boston Globe



About The Author



Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama 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. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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4.8 out of 5 stars with 256 reviews
97% would recommend
223 recommendations

Well Written And Holds Your Interest

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
karajayhawk - 1 year ago
Very well written memoir. This was so interesting and easy to read! I learned more than I thought I would and have so much respect for Michelle Obama, who tells her story with such grace.
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Becoming

5 out of 5 stars
PMonroe - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Great book. I enjoyed it so much I also got my mother and mother-in-law a copy.
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Fantastic Book

5 out of 5 stars
KYMama - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
So well written! Love this look inside an amazing woman's life.
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Phenomenal book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Marjorie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book was an insight on getting to know who Michelle Obama is. I'm soo happy I got to experience Mrs. Obama's life through her words. Great read, loved it! ❤
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Blah, blah, blah...

1 out of 5 stars
Steph - 2 years ago
I found this book to be boring and she comes across as very self important.
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Book Club Material

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Gina B - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very good read. She is an amazing person and it shows!
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I love me some Michelle Obama

5 out of 5 stars
ChristineP - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful book, enough said!
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jennifer - 2 years ago
This is the most touching, honestly written, humbling and relatable book i have ever read.
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A Must Read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kelly - 2 years ago
This is a great book! It is very inspiring. She is such an awesome, down-to-earth person.
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Hard Work Truly Pays Off

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Anonymous - 2 years ago
Awesome story of how an everyday girl from south side Chicago overcomes obstacles and constantly challenges herself and perseveres to becoming First Lady of USA.
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Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Aidanj - 2 years ago
Wonderful book! A great insight into the family!
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Zero stars

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ctay - 2 years ago
I read at least a book a week and this book was written almost in a tone of someone who is bragging about her life. Not relatable and boring.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Lo - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this as a gift for a friend who loves Michelle Obama. She was happy
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Well written and enjoyable

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AS - 2 years ago
This book is so captivating and well written, easy to sit down and imagine the words as you turn each page. I would recommend this book to everyone!
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Loved it

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Nani18 - 2 years ago
Great book  I absolutely recommend it
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Great work Queen!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Black and Proud - 2 years ago
Remarkably written! So inspiring to See the hurdles, the good times, the challenges and meet your family members that I would have never known if you had not taken the time to write. Great work my sister!
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Best memoir I've ever read! Inspiring!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Keke - 2 years ago
I love this book! I’m usually not a big fan of memoirs or non-fiction in general but her story was so engaging. You can tell right off the bat how intelligent and aware she is and she further proves this by her successes throughout her life. I’m so glad she wrote this book. It’s not boring at all and the writing is absolutely beautiful. I feel lucky to have read this book and it’s definitely going to be one of my top reads this year.
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beautifully told

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
honest reader - 2 years ago
personally i think she did a wonderful job writing this. she modestly tells about her achievements and humbly accepts her failures. i am a young high school student and i found this book really inspirational. it made me want to achieve something. most definitely recommend.
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Wonferful book by a classy first lady

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Angie - 2 years ago
This was a very interesting account of Michelle’s life. I got chills during some of her stories. I don’t understand how anyone would say this was poorly written or boring. I’m guessing those are people who hate her husband and are clueless about his presidency and life....and didn’t even read the book. I read Promised Land too and they go great together.
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Inspirational Book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Deidra - 2 years ago
Best book ever! Truly inspirational! Michelle Obama is an extraordinary woman and I loved her story.
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