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    I didn t think I could admire and respect former First Lady Michelle Obama any than I already did For eight years she graced our country with her presence, her intellect, her caring We never had to ask because it is obvious in everything she says and does that she does care Without a doubt, she cares than anything about her family, but also cares deeply about this country Then I read this book, an eloquent memoir, strikingly honest and as inspiring as I suspected it would be I felt even admiration and respect for her She recounts her time growing up on the South Side of Chicago as she shares the joys of her childhood as well as some of the tough things She was a feisty child, driven to do well in school Her story begins I spent much of my childhood listening to the sound of striving She speaks lovingly of her roots in this working class family her parents and her brother and grandparents and how their values shaped the adult she would become We witness the grief she experienced over the loss of her father and her continuing admiration and love for her mother who was tenacious in seeking a good education for her children In this memoir, she is so open and honest and it feels so intimate Michelle shares her love for her husband and daughters She speaks about the discrimination against the men in her family, about being black at Princeton, about the attacks on her husband s citizenship, a conspiracy theory primary pushed by the person who unfortunately followed him after his second term We discover who she is in the times she is undergoing a self discovery, as she questions her aspirations, as she juggles work and motherhood as Barack s involvement and aspirations in politics grow It felt so intimate as she shares some personal struggles that they faced, ones that I don t think she ever divulged publicly previous to this The things she chose to focus on as First Lady children and their health, assisting military families, developing a program for mentoring young women reflect the things that are important to her and the kind of person she is With an intellect such as hers, she easily could have taken on larger policy issues, but instead focused on children and families bringing people into the White House who would not have had the opportunity to be there if not for her This book is over 400 pages and it never felt long The writing is good and I just kept turning page after page always interested in what she would say next A remarkable story of a remarkable woman.

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    I d been lucky to have parents, teachers, and mentors who d fed me with a consistent, simple message You matter As an adult, I wanted to pass those words to a new generation. Look, I m not a happy crier I might cry at songs about leaving and missing someone I might cry at books where things don t work out I might cry at movies where someone dies I ve just never really understood why people get all choked up over happy, inspirational things But Michelle Obama s kindness and empathy changed that This book had me in tears for all the right reasons.This is not really a book about politics, though political experiences obviously do come into it It s a shame that some will dismiss this book because of a difference in political opinion, when it is really about a woman s life About growing up poor and black on the South Side of Chicago about getting married and struggling to maintain that marriage about motherhood about being thrown into an amazing and terrifying position.I hate words like inspirational because they ve become so overdone and cheesy, but I just have to say it Michelle Obama is an inspiration I had the privilege of seeing her speak at The Forum in Inglewood, and she is one of the warmest, funniest, smartest, down to earth people I have ever seen in this world.And yes, I know we present what we want the world to see, but I truly do think it s genuine I think she is someone who really cares about people especially kids and wants to give them better lives and opportunities She s obviously intelligent, but she also doesn t gussy up her words She talks straight, with an openness and honesty rarely seen She s been one of the most powerful women in the world, she s been a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School, she s had her own successful career, and yet she has remained throughout that same girl Michelle Robinson from a working class family in Chicago.I don t think there s anyone who wouldn t benefit from reading this book.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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    I m so thrilled to add Becoming to my list A powerful, surprising and moving book as well as refreshingly candid that I think will be deeply inspirational to many.

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    I understand the hype I didn t know much about Michelle Obama nor her husband This book absolutely humanized them and show me how much they care about others The contrast with the actual political situation is blatant.Recommend

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    Audiobook read by Michelle ObamaFor the past three days all I wanted to do was listen to Michelle Obama. I cried or was teary eyed so many times I lost count THIS BOOK must be especially special to her immediate family and closest friends.but it s also a great gift to the rest of us Nobody else but Michelle could have written this book it s so MICHELLE S STORY She is gifted in her ability to express her own emotions write with tremendous insight and sensitivity and from beginning to end it s artistically rendered with meticulous attention to details Michelle questioned herself.was a very hard worker determined to achieve her goals academically She wanted to do well No matter how great she was doing she still had insecurities doubted herself She questioned, am I good enough MICHELLE IS GOOD ENOUGH We are blessed to have her simply sharing HERSELF BEING HERSELF SHARING ABOUT HER LIFE HER PARENTS HER THOUGHTS FEELINGS PROJECTS THAT ARE MEANINGFUL TO HER.HER MARRIAGE HER DAUGHTERS HER FAMILY FRIENDS BEING A WOMAN BEING BLACK LESSONS SHE HAS LEARNED AND IS STILL WORKING OUT HER WARMTH HER HUMOR HER HONESTY HUMANITY etc etc etc MICHELLE IS A NATURAL LEADER A PRESENCE WE ARE DRAWN TO CAN WE LOVE A PUBLIC FIGURE MUCH MORE Perhaps but it s very easy to love Michelle Obama For me..It would be fun just to sit with my friends over drinks and yummy treats for a few hours and all pick this book apart sharing our favorite parts AS THERE ARE MANY FAVORITE parts I m happy to host a gathering at my house anytime Michelle has made it clear she is never running for office If you listened to this audiobook for 19 hours every word such as I did I guarantee you won t doubt her never running announcement She will contribute her way Politics is nasty and mean and it s not the place for her she doesn t hold back in expressing how she feels about it either I can t blame her At the same time it was quite beautiful how she totally understands her husbands brilliant mind and vision how Barack was the perfect candidate at the perfect time Oh she would ve rather had Obama a regular family man, but he was the type of man she herself would have wanted for President She grew into becoming comfortable with his running.They did well overall.as husband and wife and as parents while also being in the life of politics living in the white house with security guards everywhere they went Michelle raised two daughters in the White House as normal as she could A frightening story about wild sedated animals will having you saying What the f k But have no fear..the story ends well Many memories came flooding back around Barack s campaign and Election Day I was teary eye during much of this part Parts I remembered well other personal circumstances that Michelle had to share about the campaign, I knew nothing about Much made me sad and angry Election Day had my nerves stirred all over again only this time I was intimately with the Obama family The beginning of this Audiobook..we find Michelle at home.home alone Not at the White House She was no longer the First Lady Simply a night alone in her own house None of us readers have lived in the White House but she shares a story that most readers will connect with It s priceless, moving, and powerful I suggest taking a moment to reflect on your own similar experience I m sure a memory will surface Enjoy it A moment of solitude If you like cheese toast this might be a time to have a slice Michelle spends a long time telling us about her early childhood I questioned parts of this for awhile I wasn t sure why I needed to know sooooo many details But during a break from listening to the audiobook is when I did some serious reflecting My feelings changed from feeling a little impatient as in how much do I need about the family games you played in the evening, or details about kids in the neighborhood and every description of your house your aunt Robbie s personality, your grandpas carpentry skills, etc how much of this Michelle.But then..during my break my first cry I understood my own and impatience The light went off for me of why this portion of the book was valuable to me and also triggering Michelle taught me things in this book about being black really being black not just a woman and black but what she went through all her life as a very hard working BLACK women WHO ALWAYS HAD TO KEEP REACHING achievement oriented her goals were important to her Being one of the few blacks within mostly a white environment for soooo many years was a constant pressure Her years at Princeton really shows what she went through.I learned something else from Michelle too..Things about her family her parents the tight knit ways they all were with one another her incredible love for he older brother and even though Michelle was black and lived on the south side of Chicago she had things that I never had my childhood She had two parents who were deeply dedicated to her and her brother Craig Her parents gave up so much of their own lives to provide everything for their children I literally fell apart with gushing tears during my break I didn t have a childhood anything close to hers When I returned to listening to the Audiobook Michelle was still talking about how wonderful her mom was and dad were, their family car the Buick family time together..SO MUCH FAMILY TIME HAPPY MEMORIES..something shifted in me I didn t want rush her childhood any longer I wanted to try to imagine the type SHE HAD Once I stopped fighting my uncomfortableness I was transforming through her family When Michelle hit her teenage years, I was a little envious I wanted to be girlfriends with her I liked her Hanging out at her house after school meeting her mom and those gracious sandwiches her mom prepared for Michelle and her girlfriends was just cozy wonderful I was reminded how much I loved my close friends Renee, Lisi, and Barbara Great girlfriends during the teen years makes life so much tolerable and fun I wanted to be friends with Michelle..feel safe in her homecherished her mom and dad too It was impossible not to fall in love with not only Michelle but her parents brother Craig Susan Michelle s best friend in college , and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, My affinity was also warm for people who supported their family in the White House Also for Michelle s female colleagues from her work at City Hall in Chicago.and of course Barack Obama Barack gets guy of the year award the night he asked Michelle to marry her GREAT STORY Let s face it Barack Michelle are adorable Bright have dignity are gracious They undeniably love each another They had challenges. but as a committed couple they practiced, learn, and got better over time figuring out what empowered their relationship and what didn t They were not too proud to attend therapy for support and Michelle was not too proud to share with the world to read They looked for solutions rather than attacked found fault and blamed Barack and Michelle are grounded in love willing to support each individually as whole separate beings They are also emotionally connected in matters of the heart They may have had a challenging relationship logistics alone but a healthy love relationship based on respect and trust Yep they are a couple much like Paul and I Michelle and Barack s wedding with their wedding song by Stevie Wonder You and I Can Conquer The World..was such a beautiful part of this story MY GOD.at one point I said to myself, they really are a fairy tale couple..lolI usually ever even think like that.but their wedding did feel beautiful..surrounded by many people who loved them both The only thing that would have made the wedding scene better would have been If on the Audiobook.they played Stevie Wonder singing the song It s soooo beautiful Sing along You and I Can Conquer The World Who knows what Willy Worm is Michelle mentioned she was rushing off to Willy Worm class with Sasha when she was a toddler.and I said, what the heck is that look it up.it s cute Might drive adults nuts, though I loved hearing about Michelle s high school AND college years..Yet I felt angry with her that years later during the Barack Obama campaign, somebody dug up an old paper that Michelle wrote when she was at Princeton as a young college student and wrote nasty things saying she was a black radical So much UGLY news of pure crappy political lies were being spread about her during the campaign.Fox News talked about her militant anger and she was accused of calling white people whities Total lies outlandish hurtful lies that exhaustive Michelle And who could blame All the while Michelle was trying to be positive and supportive Michelle has contributed to other potential first ladies by writing this book Michelle was active than many spouses of candidates in campaigning for their husbands But in the future we will see of this For over a year Michelle had zero support from the Obama campaign team Nobody supported her She wasn t getting any speech writing experts Apparently, while Michelle was campaigning traveling from state to state not with Obama everything was going great until all of a sudden it wasn t Things turned ugly and hurtful fast This part of the book gives useful information that others can learn from Any future wife of a candidate running for President in the future could get an awful lot of value out of reading this portion of the shelves memoir I m sorry Michelle paid a painful price.but she paved the way of possibilities to help both sides of wives of running candidates in the future It s hard to finish this book without any tears I totally love both Michelle and Barack So many of us are heartbroken with where our country is now..This book comes at a good time It s a great holiday gift A cute momentMichelle learned early in childhood that she could discuss things with her parents Her parents would listen to her ideasEven debating was allowed She was little She asked her mother one day, why do we eat eggs in the morning That led to a discussion about the value of protein So Michelle thought about it and did a little research and realize that peanut butter had protein She likes Peanut butter, but she didn t like eggs So she was able to negotiate For the next nine years she had a thick peanut butter sandwich every morning for breakfast and never ate an egg again Years later a college counselor was the opposite of listening to Michelle The woman didn t value who she was a MERIT SCHOLAR top 10% of her graduating class ,. she told Michelle she wouldn t be Princeton material Michelle will slowly getting stronger and believing in herself but was definitely vulnerable and sensitive to a feeling inside of not being good enough But that day she decided she was going to at least apply to Princeton. she went and got her recommendation letter from a great neighbor who also worked at the school She never talk to that counselor again.In other words she wasn t the woman she celebrated with when she was accepted.Michelle Robinson Obama is helping breakdown those prejudices just by speaking out her voice is powerful she s than good enough She s A GIFT TO OUR COUNTRY..a woman who continues to be true to herself making a difference being who she is..just keep her sharing

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    I was humbled and excited to be First Lady, but not for one second did I think I d be sliding into some glamorous, easy role Nobody who has the words first and black attached to them ever would I stood at the foot of the mountain, knowing I d need to climb my way into favor God, do I miss the Obamas.Since I ve had the right to vote, two presidents have energized and excited me Bill Clinton and Barack Obama That s not to say that I agreed with everything they did, or that there weren t times when they disappointed me But in both cases, their candidacy and then their campaigns for re election motivated me enough to volunteer, excited me enough to be fraught with nerves as election results came in, gave me cause for celebration, and left me sad when their terms ended.Reading Michelle Obama s new memoir, Becoming , reminded me of those times It also reminded me just what a fan I ve been of hers since watching her and her daughters when President Obama declared his candidacy for the White House almost 12 years ago, since hearing her speak at the 2008 Democratic National Convention I was always wowed by the sheer joy she appeared to have for the job of First Lady, despite the overwhelming amount of cruelty she and her family were subjected to throughout her husband s two terms as President.With Becoming , she gives you a glimpse into her childhood and her relationship with her parents, which definitely impacted the way she carried herself throughout her life and how she raised her two daughters It tells of her ambitions, her desire to help make the world a better place one clearly shared by her husband , the challenges of marriage and motherhood, and how she dealt with her husband s political ambitions She talks of her desire to make an impact as First Lady while at the same time ensuring her daughters lives were as normal as they could possibly be, and the successes, frustrations, and disappointments she experienced.I love the matter of fact way she shares her feelings and experiences, revealing emotions and fears and moments of anger, as well as the moments of sheer joy, as mother, as wife, as daughter, and as First Lady While she certainly reveals instances when she felt she wasn t treated fairly by the media or by those unhappy with her husband or her , this isn t a tell all book She is critical of those that deserve her scorn, but even when she didn t see eye to eye with people, she didn t tear them to pieces.For the most part, the Michelle Obama you ve seen at public appearances, on television shows, and in photos, is the Michelle Obama you get in Becoming And that feels just right This is a woman who loves her life, loves her country, and most importantly, loves her husband, her children, and her family She doesn t overinflate her importance or her contributions as First Lady but she realizes she held a position few women have through history, and to be the first black woman to be First Lady made her a role model in the eyes of so many It may have been a position she wasn t always comfortable with, but it is a role in which she absolutely shone For me, becoming isn t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self The journey doesn t end I became a mother, but I still have a lot to learn from and give to my children I became a wife, but I continue to adapt to and be humbled by what it means to truly love and make a life with another person I have become, by certain measures, a person of power, and yet there are moments when I still feel insecure or unheard It s all a process, steps along a path Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there s growing to be done There was much to enjoy about this book, much to think about, and much to savor And, at least for me, much to reminisce about.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at

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    I just finished this PHENOMENAL book seriously, probably THE best autobiography I ve ever laid my hands on It s now in vogue the coolest new trend for people to write a book about their lives, and I respect that trend for allowing us to read TRUE, REAL stories about REAL people BUT, Becoming is the first autobiography I ve ever felt I ve truly connected with, learned from and became a better person for having read it Within these pages, I both saw myself and re found myself within Michelle Obama s narrative I saw myself in her story and have truly learned a few life changing lessons from this 421 page journey she s shared with us It is a rare thing, indeed, for me to be able to say that about any book that I identified with the words, felt the words in a heartfelt way and came away changed because of those series of words on a page that had been so thoughtfully and candidly laid out I had the honor of going to see Michelle Obama on her book tour at her Washington D.C stop the Sunday after Thanksgiving In an ironic full circle of events in my experience with this book, I went to see her speak with a friend I met here on Goodreads who has become a very close friend of mine Michelle Obama was everything She was witty and frankly hilarious she was open and forthright she was graceful and dignified, a true orator and inspiration.The tickets to this event sold out within hours a completely filled arena, pictured above as it is starting to fill.Both in her book and in her talks, she speaks openly about what it was like to be a young black girl from the South Side of Chicago during the time when whites were fleeing the area and poverty seemed to be creeping its way in to becoming a young woman at Princeton, unsure of her footing in the new social climate but still clinging to her rigidly drawn up plan and schedule for her life of which becoming First Lady was never a part I d constructed my existence carefully, tucking and folding every loose and disorderly bit of it I had labored over its creation I was proud of how it looked But it was delicate If one corner came untucked, I might discover that I was restless If another popped loose, it might reveal I was uncertain about the professional path I d so deliberately put myself on, about all the things I told myself I wanted.She walks us through graduating from college and enduring the loss of one of her best friends to an aggressive cancer at the young age of 26 years old and how this changed her outlook on the world and her path through it Within these pages you ll learn how she first met Barack Obama, a man who would change her world and ours in so many ways how he arrived at work late that first day she was to mentor him, wet from the rainy day outside but still sure of himself and confident in a way that spoke of humility From IVF to being a senator s wife to the horrible shock of how dirty and personal politics can turn, Michelle Obama gives us an insightful glimpse into her journey into and out of the White House, her personal trek into becoming the icon she is today a label she still humbly finds bewildering but that she has learned to hone for the betterment of our nation and the society focused programs she has championed.Throughout it all, Michelle Obama s outlook is optimistic, her voice clear, witty, candid and insightful How did she feel the first time she experienced life inside of the presidential motorcade What fears did she have of exposing her daughters to the maw of public life And how did she accommodate her outlook on politics I ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last ten years has done little to change that I continue to be put off by the nastiness the tribal segregation of red and blue, this idea that we re supposed to choose one side and stick to it, unable to listen and compromise, or sometimes even to be civil. and her negative experience within the whirlwind of it A Fox news chyron referred to me as Obama s Baby Mama, conjuring cliched notions of black ghetto America, implying an otherness that put me outside even my own marriage I was getting worn out, not physically, but emotionally The punches hurt, even if I understood that they had little to do with who I really was as a person It was as if there were some cartoon version of me out there wreaking havoc, a woman I kept hearing about but didn t know a too tall, too forceful, ready to emasculate Godzilla of a political wife named Michelle Obama. to achieve what she has, and with such grace, for our nation, the Democratic party, for children and for people girls and women especially of color Just as the discerning look at the viciousness of American politics will enrage you and make you question the leaders we ve elected to power, so will Michelle Obama s experience with the other side of her First Lady journey, the experience with the purity of spirit of genuinely good people no matter their political affiliations, nationality or socio economic status move you One day in San Antonio, Texas, I noticed a minor commotion in the hallway of the military hospital I was visiting Nurses shuffled urgently in and out of the room I was about to enter He won t stay in bed, I heard someone whisper Inside, I found a broad shouldered young man from rural Texas who had multiple injuries and whose body had been severely burned He was in clear agony, tearing off the bedsheets and trying to slide his feet to the floor It took us all a minute to understand what he was doing Despite his pain, he was trying to stand up and salute the wife of his commander in chief.As I read Becoming, I HAD to read it with a pen and highlighter in hand, hence why it took me so long to complete it I had to savor every word, go back and re read passages Just today, as I was nearing the epilogue, a woman sitting next to me asked, What are you studying I turned the book over and told her, Michelle Obama s Becoming I hope that gives you an idea of the intensity and connection with which I read this book To say that I highly recommend this book to any and everyone especially to American women, women of color and people who have felt persecuted or othered by their upbringings or the color of their skin would be a clear understatement There is so much truth and integrity and raw emotion to be pointed out in this autobiography, but to do so here would be to write a whole book about the marvels of this book What I will say is that Becoming earned an easy 5 stars before I d even finished the preface and continued in its discerning excellence thereafter There is truly something within these pages for everyone because, as Michelle Obama so elegantly states I m an ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey In sharing my story, I hope to help create space for other stories and other voices, to widen the pathway for who belongs and why It s not about being perfect It s not about where you get yourself in the end There s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice And there s grace in being willing to know and hear others This, for me, is how we become. 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    This isn t so much a review as it is a tiny opportunity to thank the book gods for all the opportunities reading and books have given me Getting to meet and share time with Michelle Obama was one of the craziest highlights of my professional life and speeding through this book to finish it in time will always be one of the funniest reading experiences I ve ever had.

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    Becoming, Michelle ObamaBecoming is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018 The book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother The book s 24 chapters plus a preface and epilogue are divided into three sections Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More.Become Me, traces Obama s early life growing up on the South Side of Chicago, through her education at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, to her early career as a lawyer at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama Becoming Us, departs from the beginning of their romantic relationship and follows their marriage, the beginning of his political career in the Illinois State Senate The section ends with election night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.Becoming More, describes their life as First Family 2019 1397 580 9786008299868 1964 21 1397 518 9786006395715 18 1964 21 1397 561 9789643748869 1397 460 9786004612272 1397 512 9786009855773 1397 600 9786009882304 1397 400 9786008175513 1397 700 9786226010610 1397 220 9786226115308 1397 460 9786008755616 1398 576 9786006629414 1397 480 9786226092074 1397 295 9786009929337 1397 488 9786226513647 1397 517 9786002534361 1397 496 9786226372077 1398 640 9786226528177 1964

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Becoming download Becoming, read online Becoming, kindle ebook Becoming, Becoming 3688085341b9 An Intimate, Powerful, And Inspiring Memoir By The Former First Lady Of The United StatesIn 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 US And Around The World, Dramatically Changing The Ways That Families Pursue Healthier And 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