A Best Seller Summary of an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Warning! This is a summary book, intended to harmonize with Michelle Obama’s compelling memoir, not to replace it.
BECOMING: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS
In a life filled with accomplishment and racial tension, and doubt of her abilities, Michelle Obama emerged as one of the most iconic women of our era. As the first Black First Lady of the United States, she played a part in creating the most inclusive White House in history. Establishing herself as a powerful advocate for girls and women in the U.S. and around the world, and dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, she stood with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.
A work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Becoming author Michelle Obama invites readers to join her in chronicling her story. We experience her childhood on the South Side of Chicago, a shy girl self-confined to her room to play with dolls until age 10, to her years as an executive balancing the demands of work and being a good mother, to her time spent in the 132-room White House where she broke security protocol to sneak out to see the rainbow White House colors to celebrate gay marriage in all 50 states. With both wit and surprises, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both private and public--like placing her hand on the Queen of England. Timely and revealing, Becoming is the personal story of an unlikely rise to the White House by a woman of color that also sends up a few puzzling red flags.