Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Becoming
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.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
JuliaTheBookNerd
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Loved this book! Michelle Obama is AMAZING 🤩

#CelebBookclubPick ⭐️ #BookMoods 😊📚

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs 📚📚 3w
Susanita 😁 3w
54 likes2 comments
blurb
Susanita
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Audiobook is excellent. #CelebBookClubPick (Oprah) #bookmoods

JuliaTheBookNerd I picked the same book 😊 3w
Eggs 📚📚 3w
36 likes2 comments
review
LibraryCin
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

I liked this. She is an amazing woman and an amazing speaker. There are still some things that I don‘t understand about American politics (I‘m Canadian), but I learned a few things, too. And it really was an interesting look behind the scenes of the Obamas lives, as well as behind the scenes in the White House. I like that she really seems down-to-earth and was all about (as much as she could be) keeping her daughter‘s lives as normal as possible

kbibliophilific She‘s a true gem! The book was good- just like Barack‘s book! ❤️ 1mo
ravenlee I don‘t think it‘s possible to truly understand American politics… 1mo
LibraryCin @kbibliophilific i havent read his. Guess maybe i should! @ravenlee lol! 6d
19 likes3 comments
blurb
Kshakal
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
review
JohnLAndBenji
Becoming | Michelle Obama
Pickpick

Michelle tells about the major things that shaped her life. She tells about what changed her the good, the bad, and the ugly. She tells about her being prejudged and discriminated against for her skin and gender and how the people she‘s close to affected her life. She brings up issues that they face in Barak‘s presidency. She was totally capable of acing on her bar exam, but she was busy with life to study. There‘s never a dull moment.

review
MindyK59
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed reading this memoir by Michelle Obama. It was very interesting and well written. She really gave an inside look to campaigning for elective office and also to being the First Lady of the United States.

blurb
Reign_1982
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

@emz711 I want to start by saying thank you for the Tag.
My pick is. 🥁
Title: Becoming by Michelle Obama
I really think one title book should only be if the title is the name of a character. I don't think I worded that correctly. But I truly hope you understand what I meant.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
emz711 🌟🌟 3mo
17 likes2 comments
review
Lizthewiz
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

Really enjoyed listening to Becoming, and especially loved that it was read by Michelle Obama. This book gave me insights that I hadn‘t known or thought about, and honestly made me miss the days when she was First Lady. Definitely recommend, even if you don‘t agree with her politics.

review
WorldsOkayestStepMom
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

Loved Michelle Obama's memoir!

review
JackOBotts
Becoming | Michelle Obama
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Becoming has been on my Book Club‘s TBR list for some time now, and I‘m so glad that we‘ve finally made this our January ‘22 selection! I‘m sure the audiobook is phenomenal, but I could hear her voice as I read the text. Her story, her perspective, her advice was compelling. Highly recommend.

JackOBotts And today is Michelle Obama‘s birthday! Couldn‘t have planned it if I tried! 🥳🎂 5mo
31 likes1 comment
review
HiMyNamesRysha
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

If you haven't read this book, you should. I could leave a long review about the powerful messages and how elegantly she retells trying times. But honestly, it wouldn't do it justice. Just read it.
And if I may suggest, listen to it read by the author herself as I did.

review
BethHagey
Becoming | Michelle Obama
Pickpick

*****

blurb
JackOBotts
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

My #lastfirst reads for 2021/2022 will be the tagged (Becoming), which I started yesterday for my Book Club‘s January pick, but I‘m ready to start my first #NYWD22 pick on Saturday (Ban This Book!).

review
Erin.Elizabeth10
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

AHH so good!!! I finally had the courage to tackle all 19 hours of this audiobook, but I flew through it! It was much more detailed and interesting than I even thought it was going to be. I found myself crying at certain moments! I want to try reading more autobiographies and memoirs.

quote
jfoster
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Current read on audible.

10 likes1 stack add
review
Sargar114
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

When I was on maternity leave, I found myself googling all sorts of things and stumbled upon the various places you can send birth announcements and possibly get responses. My boys were born in 2016 so I managed to send this out under the wire and so thankful I will forever have this momento for them. Anyway the husband got me this book 3 years ago when it came out, so finally picked it up in anticipation for #obamabuddyread 🔽

Sargar114 I have no idea why it took me so long to read because she is an amazing human being. I loved her rawness and vulnerability as well as her focus and determination. I didn‘t realize all she had accomplished and learning her roots makes that even more interesting. 🔽 (edited) 7mo
Sargar114 I also read a little more than half and did audiobook for the rest of it as I was worried cause non-fiction can be tough for me to read and wanted to finish by December. But it wasn‘t really an issue and was happy to absorb this one in any format. 7mo
Chrissyreadit How fun! I had no idea about birth announcements- amazing. 7mo
35 likes3 comments
review
OutsmartYourShelf
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Mehso-so

I'll preface this review by saying that I'm not from the US so I didn't really know a lot about the Obamas as I never really took that much notice of them or indeed US politics in general. Now, it is a good read but I found myself feeling a little disappointed with it. I felt that the WH section of their life was rushed through compared to earlier years. Overall, I liked it but I didn't love it. 3⭐

review
Macnjen
Becoming | Michelle Obama
Pickpick

Excellent read about Michelle Obama‘s story. Fast paced, well written and very interesting. #litsyatoz challenge for the letter O.

review
JenniferEgnor
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

I loved this bio. Michelle was never one to be in the spotlight—but here, we get to know her, her experiences, her thoughts, how she felt. She was a remarkable FLOTUS, and a woman I have so much respect for her. I‘ll never forget her words: “When they go low, we go high.” The Obamas continue to be an inspiration for so many.

blurb
JohnLAndBenji
Becoming | Michelle Obama

I purchased this book today for my kindle app. I look forward to reading it.

review
Emu
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Mehso-so

I liked the first and the last third. The middle third was more meehh. #summer2021 #sommerstak

quote
Habeeba
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Random thought while reading 💥💫
Reading does make me feel happy. 🥳

blurb
Habeeba
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Something to ponder. ✌

blurb
umbrellagirl
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Nashoba Valley Winery.

Laughterhp How is that winery? I‘ve never been there but it‘s on my list since it‘s only like 40 mins away. 12mo
45 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Kris10H
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⚡
I kind of put off reading this for quite some time, but I'm glad I finally got around to it. I really enjoyed reading about her childhood, learning about her inner drive and her many accomplishments. She is an impressive woman!

Sangeetarelan She sure is ! 12mo
21 likes1 comment
quote
Kris10H
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

review
Nebklvr
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

A lovely reminder of what a classy First Lady we had. I enjoyed learning more about her life and priorities.

blurb
Emu
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Enjoying her pespective on being a minority student at Princeton.

5 likes1 stack add
blurb
fictionaddictbooks
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Failure and fear = partners in crime

quote
fictionaddictbooks
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Think about it.

13 likes1 stack add
blurb
fictionaddictbooks
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Listening to this and loving❤❤❤ it especially as it's read by Michelle.🙂

review
shivanishinde09
Becoming | Michelle Obama
Pickpick

I really enjoyed reading this memoir. It gave me an insight into the life of Michele Obama not just the former First Lady but also a wife, a mother, an independent successful woman, a mentor....(I could go on)

blurb
LaraS
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Me: sitting in the parking lot of work not wanting to leave until the audiobook chapter is done, openly weeping
Colleague: *bangs on window* OMG are you ok?! What's wrong?!
Me: ....MICHELLE OBAMA'S FATHER JUST DIED!!!
Colleague: ...oh...erm...yeah...didn't that that happen like 10 years ago?

ah, the tragedy of reading before work... 😅

Artwork from Jillian Tamaki:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/books/review/michelle-obama-by-the-book.html

marleed I smiled reading your post - I get it. Then I had to lift my eyes to the heavens and apologize to Michelle‘s dad and assure him I was not smiling at his death. 1y
15 likes1 comment
blurb
coreyanne
Becoming | Michelle Obama

On the list of to reads

UwannaPublishme One of my favorite reads! 🙌🏻 1y
9 likes1 comment
blurb
GatheringBooks
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

#OppositeDay 11: More than just a #Wife, the Former First Lady Michelle Obama has become her own woman - and definitely not a hidden girl, too. I wish I can find the time to read all the books in the world.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish I could too! 1y
TheKidUpstairs ❤📚❤📚 1y
39 likes2 comments
blurb
peanutnine
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Loved listening to her story!
2. I love romance but I've never been one to read a lot of books by the same author, I'm all over the place. Some of my favorites are by Nicole Snow and Christina Lauren.
3. Gretchen Rubin! I listen to her podcast Happier and she got me into nonfiction. I love her work on the four tendencies. 🙋🏼‍♀️ Obliger here

Wanna play? @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @staci.reads @AFrostCauseReads

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks for the tag. I'll have to mull over #2. Hmm... 1y
Eggs Thanks for playing 📚✅☀️ 1y
23 likes2 comments
review
OneCent76
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

I really liked hearing how Michelle Obama grew up, how she met Barack, and their road to the White House. Great book. I'm glad I finally made time to read it.

41 likes1 stack add
review
Cazxxx
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

This was so wonderful 💕
I feel like I‘ve been in the Obamas world the last few days and didn‘t want the book to end
Michelle is warm, engaging and comes across as a very caring person
I can‘t recommend this enough
5 ⭐️

review
keepingupwiththepenguins
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

I got the distinct impression that the Obamas aren‘t done with public life. She insists in the Epilogue that she herself has no interest in pursuing that, but given the sanitary and affirming tone of the book, I don‘t quite believe it. In the meantime Becoming was a pleasure to read, and I‘ve gained some insight into recent US political history that surely won‘t go astray. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/becoming-michelle-obama/

blurb
Cazxxx
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

I‘ve had this on hold at the library for a while and woke up to it being available this morning
Have you read it? Did you enjoy it?

IuliaC Not yet, but it's on my list too 1y
26 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Affia
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

This book is insightful and full of wise words. I have almost read up until the 7th chapter now and Michelle Obama has given us lots of insight into her teenage life. During the last few years of her high-school experience, she transferred to a private more expensive school. Her parents struggled to pay for it, however they always did what was necessary to give her the highest education possible.

Affia Michelle talks about the emotions that came with having to break off her relationship with a young man named David when she moved away. She decided to join her brother and attend Princeton University, which at that time was a predominantly white school. Michelle tells us about the pressure she felt to achieve greatness and how hard it was to find a place to fit in. 1y
Affia The book is in first person point of view; Michelle tells the story of her life and addresses other characters with pronouns like “he”, “she”, “they” and more. We get to hear her point of view but not the point of view of others. If you like books that push you to step out of your comfort zone and consider a different way of thinking, then this book will certainly captivate you. 1y
MissYaremcio Nicely done Affia!!! I am so glad that you are enjoying the book! 6/6 1y
14 likes3 comments
blurb
Shamzi
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Next up on my audio book playlist. This should be fun!!!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this one on audiobook! 1y
33 likes1 comment
quote
florencia_vaniara
Becoming | Michelle Obama

“This book affirmed within me the value in bucking against that instinct, in stepping into our fears. It‘s where the greatest truths come from - the understanding of what matters and what doesn‘t, the ability to let go of the things that too often hold us down, the acceptance of ourselves and a belief in our own promise.”

quote
florencia_vaniara
Becoming | Michelle Obama

“I know that I am who I am not because of the titles I‘ve held or the celebrities I‘ve met, but because of the snaking paths and winding roads, the frustrations and contradictions, the constant growth that is painful and joyful and full of confusion.”

review
Mrs.C
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

I could listen to Michelle speak all day long.

review
Agabriv
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

Loved it!

quote
Agabriv
Becoming | Michelle Obama

If you don‘t get out there and define yourself, you‘ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.

quote
Agabriv
Becoming | Michelle Obama

Confidence, I‘d learned then, sometimes needs to be called from within.