I loved every minute of this book and I can definitely see myself buying my own copy in the future. It was beautifully written and impossible to put down.
Warning: This review may contain spoilers.
Here is a little bit about the book:
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.
What I enjoyed the most in this novel was Michelle’s writing. Her voice shone through and I loved how personal and real it was. She acknowledged that living in the white house was a privilege and talked about the perks that came with it, but she also talked about the negative aspects of being First Lady. I didn’t think it was possible for me to admire her more than I already do, but this novel proved me wrong.
My favorite part out of the entire book was when Michelle was told that she wasn’t Princeton material, but instead of listening and going for a different school, she continued to work harder until she got accepted to Princeton despite what her counselor said. It really inspired me to work even harder to achieve my goals despite how impossible it feels. She proved that anything is possible, and I’m thankful for that.
I was hooked throughout the entire novel, and I found it nearly impossible to put down (Sadly, the real world took priority). It’s down to earth and relatable, which I enjoyed immensely.
There isn’t anything that I disliked about this book. I’m not a huge fan of politics, so it was great to read that Michelle felt the same. It was fast-paced and never boring. Michelle has a way with words, and her amazing personality shines through them throughout this wonderful read.
There isn’t much left for me to say about this book other than I highly recommend this book. It’s amazing and I look forward to rereading it many times in the future.
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