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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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.
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Econaghan
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Excellent audiobook narrated by the author! Michelle Obama is a strong, intelligent and hardworking woman. I loved hearing the stories of how she became the woman she is today. ❤️

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candc320
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I already knew that I liked Michelle Obama but this book cemented the reasons why. She is such a strong, intelligent, straightforward, and all around amazing woman! I loved how she didn‘t hold back in giving her opinions and did so in such an eloquent way...there were parts that felt like poetry! I‘m not a huge fan on memoirs in general but did enjoy this one. And it really makes me miss her as our First Lady 🥺! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BookNik
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Beautiful book to read. We know about the Presidents of America and there thoughts in public sphere. But there are not much on the First Lady of America, what does it feel, especially when you are a lawyer and Feminist. Michelle very nicely crafted how she became what she is now. She also presented us how the public or opposition criticism hampered there lives. Her story is simple but interesting and encouraging at the same time.

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I bought this audiobook when it first came out then promptly forgot for some reason. An awesome listen. And makes me so sad at what we have now. #audiobook

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Finished out #BFC round 3 with this amazing audiobook! I decided to listen to it instead of reading because her voice is so intoxicating! I loved this book from start to finish . I even shed quite a few tears. Highly recommend!
Finished off #BFC round 3 with a pretty bad week. I didn‘t hit any of my fitness goals. I sort of hit a wall of crazy non stop life about midway through this round. But still feel positive ! #namastepositive

wanderinglynn I‘m looking forward to this book. I was thinking about doing the audiobook too for the same reason. I hope things settle down for you. 💚 4d
sudi Sorry about the bad week, hope things get better this week 💕💕💕 4d
BlameJennyJane 💗💗💗💗 3d
Econaghan I just finished the audiobook too! I loved it! 19h
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VanessaCW
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I don‘t normally read celebrity memoirs as it‘s not my genre. I read this with my f2f book group. I did find it interesting and thought Michelle and Barack Obama came over as kind and caring people. The book seems to be written from the heart.

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Soundarya_Baswaraj
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"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that's the end.

#michelleobama #becoming #newread #recommendsday #preface

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DarcysMom
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ShelfAddiction
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Check out my podcast book review. Shelfaddiction.com #nonfiction #audiobook

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mariaku21
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Happy National Read a Book day to my readers!!

I'm enjoying Michelle Obama's "Becoming" while at work and listening to her warm voice as she talks about how Barack packed up and sold his banana yellow Datsun when he came back to the southside has made my morning.
#nationalreadabookday

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abellism
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A great read on Michelle‘s journey from childhood to her professional career. Her journey is inspiring for minorities, people of color, dreamers, and women.

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Lillie
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Aack! Need to finish Becoming by Tuesday night for RL book club and Knife is due back to the library on Wednesday with no renewal option. Question is do I skip son‘s baseball tournament to concentrate on reading?

marleed What to do. What to do!? 2w
Lillie @marleed very hard choice 😂 read for a bit and ended up watching the game 2w
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EBee
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Every book club I come across has suggested this book. Every house I walk into has it on the shelf. This book needs to be experienced through the audiobook version. Mrs. Obama does an amazing job of describing the balance between being a daughter, a professional, a wife and mother, a human being, and first lady. I gained so much respect for her after listening to this book.

Velvetfur I agree, it was just perfect in her voice, no one else could have read it! 💜 3w
EBee @Velvetfur it's for that reason I usually audiobook biographies. 3w
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I finally listened to this one, and of course I loved it. I expected to like it, but I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the perspective of a working mom and a black woman who was never excited to be in the public eye, but leveraged her influence for the best.

After listening to this on audiobook I feel like Michelle and I are friends, and of course I can‘t help feeling sad she‘s no longer in the White House.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

GypsyKat This has been on my TBR list for way too long, I need to move it up on the list! 3w
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“For me, becoming isn‘t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn‘t end.”

Some motivation for #TeamFitLit, all the #BFCr3 gang, and anyone else who needs it!

4thhouseontheleft 💙💙 3w
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lele1432
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1. Becoming. I have both the Audible & physical copies but keep putting off reading/listening. I think it will make me too sad. ?

2. Harry Potter books.

3. Almost 2k on Goodreads. ??‍♀️ I try to only focus on the 50 I list as "Top of TBR" lol ?

4. Dang. It was Maid & I gave it 1 star.? I normally love NF.

5. Anyone else who wants to join!

#wonderouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗📚 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi Kaleah! How are you? Did you get my email about your book? 3w
lele1432 @Jee_HookedOnBookz hey Jee!! Sorry I missed the email! No worries and I just responded! 😊 3w
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SkeletonKey
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I just finished listening to The Audacity of Hope by Barack when this hold came in. Perfect follow up. Nearly done and very well written.

#memoir

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IndoorDame
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The last book I read that takes place (party) in Chicago. #letstravelaugust #chicago @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 4w
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Coleen
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What can I say that hasn‘t already been said about this book? I‘m ashamed to admit that I really didn‘t know that much about Michelle prior to reading this. Though she‘s always presented herself as very polished, yet down-to-earth and very personable, I had virtually no knowledge of her background or education. This was very well written and yet easy to read.
And oh ... I so miss the Obamas being in the White House.

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An interesting read and at times I found it very educational, I learn about the culture in community. Any flaws it was the fact that was very polished and you could feel someone else input.

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BookishClaire
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I made a list of all 80 of Oprah's book recommendations so far!
https://bookriot.com/2019/08/22/books-recommended-by-oprah

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This is one of the books that followed me around this summer. It made my heart swell in so many ways. I loved hearing about her life before Barack and also about their courtship. And her voice is so honest and clear throughout. She pulls no punches at the end when describing how she felt to hand over everything to Trump, but keeps it classy. I just love and miss them 😭😭😭

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Susanita
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Since #imagination is a duplicate, and I will be out of town and mostly unplugged this weekend, I‘m jumping ahead a few days to #Chicago and this charming memoir. Thanks to all the Littens who suggested the audiobook version, as it was great company during commutes and road trips. #letstravelaugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 1mo
Cortg I wish a did the audio version! The book was so good! 1mo
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SamanthaMarie
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An afternoon on the porch reading new #LitsyLove mail (thanks Jessica!), responding to #LitsyLove mail, and reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.
My first ever #LitsyLove mail will go out tomorrow!! ♡ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87

Lovesbooks87 Yay! So glad it made it to you! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1mo
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limada
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I love the candor this book is written with. It seems so honest, and normal, which continues the impression I had while they were in the office (that she wasn't really in favour of. :)

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3/30 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This has to be the best memoir I have ever read. She weaved together her life story so well. She wrote about memories that all worked together to show the wisdom she has gained through the years and what it all adds up to.

Such an extraordinary, kind, and fiery woman.

Well worth the 7 months of waiting on the library waiting list, for this.

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AnneCecilie
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Just finished this. And I‘m so glad I read it. In this memoir Michelle focuses on her childhood growing up on the South Side in Chicago. I really enjoyed learning so much about her family, their family gatherings and their love for music. It was fun reading about how she met Barack, and how she see him and their relationship. I could have wanted more from The White House years, but maybe she couldn‘t or she‘s saving it for another book?

AmyG I just started this. She is really a wonderful writer. Is there anythig she can‘t do? 1mo
AnneCecilie @AmyG After reading this, I‘m inclined to say no. 1mo
Dolly I read her book but I may listen to it too as I‘d like to hear it in her own voice. 🥰 1mo
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“Even when it‘s not pretty or perfect. Even when it‘s more real than you want it to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”

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Jeannineth
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I love a strong woman autobiography.

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limada
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I am loving reading this book. The way she shares her life, simply but sincerely is touching.

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AnneCecilie
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😂😂😂

Michelle writing about the first President Election Day, and I just love Obama‘s comment.

rkeo I can't wait to read this. Someone told me to get thr audiobook instead, as she narrates it. I've been on gold for both since Feb! 1mo
AnneCecilie @rkeo I‘ve heard great things about the audio too, not sure about how easy it is to listen to outside the US. 1mo
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Susanita
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1. My doctor wants me to cut down on carbs, but I love them! 🥔🍞🥞🍝🍪
2. Everything I bought during the cruise. Some for me and some for gifts. 👜🧢🧦👕🍫
3. Tagged book (audio) 🙋🏽‍♀️
4. Hi! 👋🏻
#wondrouswednesday

goodbyefrancie That audio book is great! It feels like you're just visiting with a friend over coffee. 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 💗👏🏻🤗!!! 1mo
dariazeoli I so loved this book! 1mo
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Susanita @dariazeoli @goodbyefrancie I‘m really enjoying it. 1mo
Susanita 2a. I also bought myself a couple new front teeth. The cruise was definitely more pleasant. 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow, a cruise! That sounds so fun! 1mo
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BiblioLitten
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Agenda for the day. 🧽🧺📖😴

#currentread #fangirl

Tanisha_A I have been waiting for this book at my office library since forever! Hope you get some time to relax later! 💚 1mo
sudi Good choice for the book 👍 1mo
BiblioLitten @Tanisha_A @sudi Unapologetic, honest and very relatable...one of those books that can be gifted to book lovers or new readers. ♥️ 1mo
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This memoir was amazing on audio. It truly feels like you're just sitting with Michelle at home whole she tells you about her life from early days, through her schooling and career, her time as a first lady, and after it's all behind her and Barack. She's so likeable, and I enjoyed hearing the inside moments of what it's like living in the White House with all that security and how hard it is to even go to the store yourself. Highly recommend!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa The best part about this on audiobook. 1mo
Nute Yes!!! 1mo
marleed My favorite audiobook is a memoir read by author. I own this book but I read and listened simultaneously. It was great! 1mo
EmilyM I loved listening to this! I would listen to her narrate anything! 1mo
Bklover Loved it! 1mo
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AnneCecilie
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After 6 months on the library‘s waiting list, I‘ve it. So I should probably read it before it‘s due back.

This is the English version so I don‘t dare to think about the waiting list for the Norwegian translation.

AmyG I just started this and it‘s so well written....and so good. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Such a great read! 🙌🏻 1mo
AnneCecilie @AmyG @UwannaPublishme I‘m really enjoying it so far 1mo
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AmyG
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Finally getting to this book. I am so excited as I miss the Obamas in the White House.
Thank you again @IamIamIam

LeeRHarry I am listening to it on audio for my bookgroup read atm - loving it, great to hear her voice tell her story 😊 1mo
AmyG She is a wonderful writer. @LeeRHarry 1mo
Suet624 Just starting this now. 3w
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DarcysMom
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I am really excited to finally get a chance to read this! Yay for library holds *finally* coming in!
#audiobook
#cloudlibrary

Dolly Such a good book. Such a good writer...and on and on... 1mo
LeeRHarry The audiobook is fab - I am halfway through - enjoy! 😊 1mo
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Julz422
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Summer reading continues waterside for a few last days

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divpinto18
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I'm loving this book so far. Having an older brother, I can totally relate to the brother sister bond between Craig and Michelle. Michelle Obama's writing is brilliant, honest and inspiring! I hope she writes a few more books for her fans to treasure :)

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻📚🎈 1mo
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catebutler
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This afternoon we‘ve had a storm blow in, it‘s dark and moody & the perfect puzzle weather. I‘m listening to the tagged book & working on this striking puzzle. A couple of weeks ago, @catiewithac posted about this puzzle, & I left a comment about how amazing it was. I couldn‘t have been more surprised when a couple of days later it, along with the kindest note showed up in the mail. Thank you Catie, you made my day!! 🥰 #LitsyLove

DGRachel These book cover puzzles are my favorites. I have a bunch of them. 😊 2mo
catebutler @DGRachel I think they might be my favorites too! I just bought the Jane Austen cover puzzle and I saw they have several more that I want now too. Puzzles are so fun and something I‘m trying to do more often. 2mo
TheSpineView Cool. I love audio puzzling! 2mo
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catebutler @TheSpineView Second time audio puzzling and I think I‘m hooked. 😊 2mo
TheSpineView @catebutler It is addictive especially in the winter. 2mo
catebutler @TheSpineView Ooh! What a great idea! I‘ll definitely plan on this as a winter activity. 👍🏼 2mo
Maria514626 That puzzle looks amazing! I audiopuzzled for the first time today. Bliss! 2mo
catebutler @Maria514626 It is such a fun one! They have several more, including a Jane Austen book cover puzzle I had to order. And yes! I am officially hooked on audio puzzling too! 😊👋🏼 2mo
Maria514626 @catebutler I need to check out those puzzles! 2mo
catebutler @Maria514626 You should! I‘d love to hear which ones you decide to get. I ordered the Jane Austen from Amazon, but I‘ve seen them at Barnes & Noble too. 2mo
Maria514626 @catebutler What‘s the brand? Amazon is calling my name. 😂 2mo
Maria514626 I just found it! Re-marks! 2mo
catebutler @Maria514626 Yay! Here‘s a link to one I want to order, but under the name you should be able to find quite a few. Re-marks Mysteries 1000pc Puzzle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GX2YVZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.2JrDbKTYVJNF 2mo
catiewithac @TheSpineView @catebutler audiopuzzling is the best!! 🧩🤓 2mo
catebutler @catiewithac It truly is! Thank you again for such a lovely surprise, it absolutely made my day!! 💓 2mo
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MallenNC
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Michelle Obama talks a lot about her #college experience in her memoir. (Also I work at a college and our summer is slipping away, so I‘d rather not think about that right now.) #LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 2mo
auntie_jenn i work in higher ed, too. can‘t believe it‘s August already! 2mo
MallenNC @auntie_jenn My birthday is in August but working in higher ed gives me mixed feelings about August‘s arrival each year! Good luck to you as that new year approaches. 2mo
auntie_jenn happy early birthday! 2mo
MallenNC @auntie_jenn Thank you! 2mo
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Beautifully written and narrated - it was powerful to hear the emotion in Obama's voice as she described pivotal moments in her life. She is open and candid about everything from her personal goals to her relationship with her husband and her insecurities in the public spotlight. Parts were difficult to listen to (the vitriol the First Family faced and some of the tragedies that happened during the time in particular) but balanced with optimism.

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Julz422
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River day before I go back to school in a week or so 😭 Making the most of what‘s left of my summer! #summer #teacherlife

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I don't remember much of the story, but Mrs. Obama has a way of speaking/reading to you that you imagine she's right there in front of you. I did enjoy listening to her talk about hey parents, how growing up on the Southside shaped her, and her time as First Lady. When she got to the parts regarding Pres. Obama's book(s) it made me want to get those books (I have both, but they are lost in a long forgotten TBR)

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Simply amazing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ She brings civility, grace, and a keen intellect to life. Brilliantly written and a joy to read!

Dawnrod1970 Absolutely one of my favorite books! 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Dawnrod1970 I‘ve read it several times now. She has a strong message that we all need to hear! 1mo
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I saw so much of myself in Mrs. Obama. I don‘t say that to inflate my ego but it very much humanized her to me. A great memoir. Also, new hair alert! 😂😉

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Love the hair! ❤️ 2mo
chuckstar158 @chaoticgoodhufflepuff Thanks! Me too... I let her do whatever she likes with color and I ended up with pink hair!💗 2mo
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