Becoming - Michelle Obama


By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 4,478 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.


  • Beautiful

    By fayer11
    Beautifully written and so deeply honest. Loved it.
  • Graciously shares her story as she shared her life with us for 8 plus years...

    By kaykaybean13
    Beautiful story and eloquently written with the perfect amount of sarcasm and wit. The honest raw narrative rings sincere and proud. I enjoyed learning about her formative years and the relationship she and her husband shared prior to his political career. Their commitment and investment to one another and their family is apparent and evident when he decides to pursue his political endeavors and while Michelle hadn’t chosen the public forum she was thrown upon she certainly handled herself and any adversity they faced with the grace of a woman, pride of a mother and endless love of a wife. Great story! Two remarkable people who have gotten the values of family, marriage and faith right every chance they had.
  • Wonderful

    By FullTimeRVer
    As a man I have to admit there were several times I couldn’t identify with the prose, but that is just the difference between men and women. I have to admire Mrs. Obama for what she stood for, what she believes, her integrity, all the positive things she accomplished!
  • Amazing book!

    By This is the best free game !!
    This is one of the best books I have ever read and it gave such a honest and unique view of the Obama’s life. Michelle is a true idol and role model of our generation and writing this book was a gift to women all over the world.
  • This book is fake news

    By rcbenzo
    Very fake news Reconcile
  • Becoming touched my heart

    By TJL collection
    This book was so personal and I want to thank Mrs Obama for it. I wish it was more ! This is a great read for young and seasoned women as it reminds us that the story is still being written.
  • Awesome and inspiring

    By Step pie
    This book was truly awesome and inspiring, thank you Mrs Michelle Robinson Obama!!
  • Great memoir from a wonderful woman

    By jerry4rosaka
    Loved this book. Michelle Obama opens up in this powerful memoir
  • Not enjoyable at all.

    By To do what would be best!
    Sounds like a lot of smoke and mirrors. Thinks a lot of herself.
  • Insightful!

    By YazTaz3
    This book is such an inspirational book for everyone as it depicts on how relatable they are from relationship issues, family planning experiences, dating, marriage, career...all encompassing real life experiences that everyone goes through. This book carefully takes you through the path of a greater vision that wasn’t necessarily shown in public. I’m appalled and a believer that life truly takes you on a journey that wasn’t necessarily expected! I enjoyed reading!