April 8, 2019 11:03 PM - by Michelle Obama - Subscribe

Becoming is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, 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.
posted by ellieBOA (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Held off from reading this until now as am going to see her book tour in Paris next week! I loved this book, really moving and fascinating.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:04 PM on April 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

I really enjoyed it as well. I certainly had an image of who Michelle Obama was from her years as First Lady, but getting to know her through her book was an entirely different experience. I found myself liking her a lot even when I wanted to tell her, “Stop trying to be somebody else’s version of successful! Live *your* life!”
posted by epj at 9:42 PM on April 18, 2019

LOVE. THIS. BOOK. And she read it to me on my commute for a couple weeks, so do that if you can. I have lent it to a friend but may listen again. The part where she watches her dad sitting on the step, not knowing if he can get up, was crushing. She is a great storyteller and so smart and funny.
posted by Glinn at 4:02 PM on July 19, 2019 [2 favorites]

I didn't want to read this because I felt like I should read it and I'm such a rebel and I didn't want to do the assigned reading. But a friend who'd felt the same pressure told me that it really was great, so I buckled down. So glad I did. I loved it.

It's cautious and diplomatic, yet still has depth.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:37 AM on December 5, 2019 [1 favorite]

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