finished reading

One of the most inspiring and surprising people I've ever read about. I alternated reading with listening and preferred listening, her narration is fantastic.

From the publisher:
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.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

Southside girl and Cub fan! We are so proud of Michelle.

No First Lady is popular in real time. It's been a shitty, thankless job since Martha Washington. But the hate aimed at Michelle Obama was something special and painful. I'm grateful that she taught us by word and example that, when they go low, we go high.

I look forward to this book. If only my TBR wasn't sky high!