Becoming - Michelle Obama


By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 882 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.


  • Inspiring

    By Alescia83
    Thanks Michelle for sharing🥰
  • Becoming

    By wannaleaveyou
    Beautifully written and inspiring.
  • Politics Aside...It was a good read

    By Reel Movie Talk
    This was a fascinating book with a behind the scenes look at the life of one of our many First Ladies of the United States. Mrs. Obama provides an intimate account of her journey to The White House. Before reading this book, I never really thought about how much of a sacrifice a President and his family makes when they decide to enter into this office. This book helped me to see the current and past administrations as REAL people (mothers, fathers, grandparents, etc.) They may not share the same political opinion as mine but they are still people none the less. Unfortunately some of these reviews are not really helpful since they seem to be based on the opinion of the Obama Administration and not on the content of the book.
  • Grotesque Egotism

    By Ratisbonejr
    What a gross display of arrogance and dishonesty.
  • You don’t have to read the book to rate it.

    By CyclePath7676
    You don’t have to read the book to rate it. Explains a lot of the Trumpers...
  • Becoming Michelle Obama

    By damvo13
    Just conceited/narcissistic talk about herself.
  • Excellent and Inspiring

    By Lancerevolutionmr
    Not too surprised on the unwarranted hatred and vitriol in the reviews section from people who likely did not read the book. This is an excellent and candid reflection of the former FLOTUS on her life and upbringing and she does a fantastic job of weaving how she overcame obstacles in her youth to when she in her political position within the White House. I will likely revisit this book often! I highly recommend the audiobook as it is narrated by her!
  • The Book Of Being Black In America

    By Goodtime's50's to Now
    To Have First Of All A Woman To Tell Honesty Her Life Story. Then To Have A First Lady In One Of The Greatest Power Of U.S.A. Try To Tell How It Was For Her And Her Husband In Power To Share All There Heart For 8 Years And Get All The Respect From People ( Some People ). I Love You And I Brought Your Book. Please Make More.❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Awesome read

    By Sher1964
    I would recommend.
  • Horrible!

    By Ned Bishop
    Absolutely awful!