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Becoming

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies, Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 13/11/2018
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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.

She also established herself as the most 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241334140
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 720g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 44 mm

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This book is an insight into an amazing woman. It tells her story from childhood to forging her own career and falling in love with Barack and raising thei... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
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Fascinating account of a fascinating family
Although the book is primarily and account of Michelle's progress from relatively modest beginnings to First Lady of the USA, it is also a revealing pictur... READ MORE
Ken Mackinnon
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Her smile on the cover drew me in!
This is a 'big'book, beautifully written by,in my opinion one of the most inspiring first ladies. The title'Becoming', encompasses three chapters of differ... READ MORE
Alison
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Well-written, entertaining and insightful read.
I ordered this book more out of a sense of duty to become aware of any small insights it could provide rather than in expectation. The reality was that it... READ MORE
David PG
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Michelle Obama - Becoming
This was a really enjoyable book. Engaging, genuine and easy to read. A story of how two everyday people rose to the highest positions in politics, through... READ MORE
Tracy Smith
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What a Joyful Read
Wow! Not being able to go out on the balcony for a cuppa, because everyone on your detail needs to know about it and people need to be removed from the str... READ MORE
Lea Slavic
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Inspirational life, but too long in the telling
I love Michelle Obama and think she inspires women to try their best. Her story is really interesting; she came from a family with high ideals but frustrat... READ MORE
Mary Carr
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Excellent narrative.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book learning more about the Obamas on a personal and political level. I can imagine that working with them at the White House wo... READ MORE
Sheena MacKinnon
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How some get it right
What a joy to read. Michelle Obama writes well. She keeps the reader interested and describes her fascinating life with honesty and integrity. This lady... READ MORE
Chris Bindon
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Insightful and passionate
This is an extremely well written book, taking us on a journey through her life with a passionate and insightful First Lady. Along the way we understand mo... READ MORE
Anne Gadsden
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Must read
Reading about the hard-working Obamas brings in to stark contrast the current inhabitants of the White House. The book reveals the very ordinary, but extr... READ MORE
Diana Westerhoff
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Well-written and worth reading!
Some memoirs aren’t written very well and can be a trial to read. This isn’t one of them. It’s very readable and Michelle Obama has a lot to say that is ... READ MORE
Robert Crosby
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Well written and revealing
A brilliant book, written from the heart - open and honest
Patricia Capobianco
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The real Michelle Obama.
I started this a while ago, but then I seemed to just grind to a halt. I didn't stop for any particular reason; the book group I was reading it for had pas... READ MORE
DubaiReader MaryAnne Pardoe
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Excellent read. Interesting and well written. Would definitely recommend this book to everyone.
vikki baker
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Necessary reading
One of the best books I've ever read (and listened to)
Tahmina Begum
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Inspirational and resonates so much today
What a truly amazing woman. Michelle Obama shares her life, her culture, opens the US up to everybody. I reached for the highlighter pen so many times. Her... READ MORE
Hannah Hodgson
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Brilliant, relatable, inspiring
I enjoy reading "Becoming" very much. She's clearly an incredibly intelligent, brave, successful and accomplished person and yet she manages to make it fee... READ MORE
Lucia Schweigert
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Deeply inspirational
Deeply inspirational and warm. Memories from a former first lady. Great read.
Rebeka
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The best thing ever
Best book read in 2018.
Tahmina Begum
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Truly Inspiring
three words for this book: 1. Inspirational 2. Humbling 3. Poignant Michelle Obama is never someone who I would have thought about reading an autobiograph... READ MORE
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Michelle Obama is an absolute babe in this book
This is one of my favourite all time Autobiographies. I’m not a massive fan of Autobiographies as a whole, I think it’s too easy for anyone with any claim ... READ MORE
Alana_booknerd
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Brilliant read.
Having watched the Documentary about the former First Lady I was intrigued to read the book and wasn't disappointed. A truly inspiring woman who inspired m... READ MORE
Karen Young
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
Not just an interesting book to read, but an important book for the times we live in. Michelle Obama recounts events in her life which resonate strongly w... READ MORE
John Smith
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Michelle Obama's Biography- A Fascinating Story
This is a very personal story of how Mrs Obama was brought up, how she achieved high academic qualification and stared a career in law that would in itself... READ MORE
Ken Davis
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Positive and beautiful
I listened to the audiobook and thought it wonderfully written/read. As much as it is a very empowering journey from humble beginnings I also found it very... READ MORE
Qetesh17
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A worthy read
'Becoming' is very well written and presented but of course, related to America. Michelle Obama had to be a very strong personality as a black woman growi... READ MORE
Bernice Brewster
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Easy to read!
This book, which was bought as a present, is well presented in an easy to read print. It was well received. The only negative I would say is that the bo... READ MORE
Angela Mackreath
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I have never read an autobiography before but I was really surprised. I really enjoyed this book as it gave another perspective on the way politics in the ... READ MORE
ron thorpe
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Awesome read, inspirational and beautifully written.
Mazvita  Chari
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The best thing ever
The best book read of 2018.
Tahmina Begum
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I love to reading a book for Michelle, she was a good person.
Rebecca  Gibbons
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Beautiful, inspirational and honest
“Even if it’s not pretty or perfect. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own” ✨ To celebrate the release of Michell... READ MORE
Emma Pearce
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This book arrived battered, returned it on 13 May 2020 6 weeks ago. 2 emails sent no reply , no replacement, no refund. Not Happy
Karen  Cogley
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An incredible and inspiring memoir
4.5/5 stars! I enjoyed this very much and I learned a lot from it. Prior to reading this memoir, I knew surprisingly little about Michelle, expect who she ... READ MORE
Wiki Jeglinska
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
This is truly one of the most interesting and inspirational books I have ever read. If ever there is a woman who should run for President, then it should b... READ MORE
Natalie Walsh
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Great
The best and most inspirational book I ever read (and I read a lot). Truly wonderful.
Viola williams
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Brilliance from a brilliant soul
This excellent memoir sheds light on the life of a brilliant woman, Michelle Obama, who worked her way from meager beginnings to the White House. Very wel... READ MORE
NJ Harris
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Amazing
Beautifully written and a pleasure to read
emily rowney
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phenomenal would recomend for everyone to read this!!
Great Read
Mariam Begum
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Tope
Absolutely phenomenal read. Since reading it got two more copies.
Tope Owolabi
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Honest, Heartwarming, and Intelligent.
A compelling book - such a pleasure to read! Michelle Obama writes honestly and from the heart of the themes of love and responsibility to herself, her hu... READ MORE
Ingrid Collins