Becoming - Michelle Obama


By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 2,967 Ratings


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 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.


  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

    By MaryTsang
    Becoming was beautifully written threw the eyes of Michelle and in her own words. It offered insights into her childhood and her life with Barack. It was an easy read and I could not put it down until I finished the book. I would recommend this book to everyone.
  • Fantastic Book!

    By Animezzo
    I’ve bought this book 3 times already (2 as gifts, one for myself), an I’ll buy another to donate to my local library. First Lady Obama is truly a woman of class, intelligence, and inspiration.
  • Becoming

    By Cj24dffjffhc
    I raised a young, rising Democrat (the youngest elected Democrat State Representative at only 20 years old) in the most conservative county in Arkansas as a single mother, and Michelle Obama’s wonderful book reminds me why it is so important for him to keep pursuing his passion to use politics as a way of helping the world around us move forward in hope for better. Politics can seem a hellish future to see your only beloved child run proudly towards, but it Can make a difference as this lovely walk through Michelle Obama’s life has reminded me. It was truly a gift to read.
  • Anchor of strength: Michelle Obama

    By CrystalNicole04
    Michelle Obama is an anchor of strength. Through her candor writing, she taught me much about the struggle and beauty that is our highest political office. But, mostly, she spoke to my heart as a woman and mother; I am grateful.
  • Thank you!

    By Big mobbin
    Michelle, I woke up at 430am and completed your book (728am). At this moment I'm at a loss for words. You are an inspiration. I especially admire how you reached out to touch the lives of our nation's children. I also encourage many minorities, especially latino youngsters, to pursue higher education when connecting with them. Thank you for allowing us to share your insight. May God continue to bless your family and you for becoming.... Respectfully, Sylvia Thomas
  • Not worth the time or money

    By JoshR104
    Pick it up in two months on clearance for .99 cents at least then you can burn it for heat source and get some use out of it...
  • Blah

    By the realissst
    This book is bout as good as her husbands Presidency. Blah blah I hate America blah blah we way better then you blah blah blah....

    If you admired Michelle Obama before you read this book, you will hold her and her family in awe during and after reading. This autobiography made me outwardly laugh and cry throughout. It leaves you hopeful for a brighter future for our country and gives you clear vision as to why the Obamas are an adored family unit, how determined they were to improve our country while deeply enduring the griefs and tragedies along the way, and reinforced to me how severely this grace is missed while we painfully suffer through the current administration. Superbly written and honestly related covering a long and most admirable journey.
  • So horrible

    By cass2081
    One of the worst books I’ve ever read
  • Truly amazing strong ❤️

    By scizwiz
    Well love classy lady by all