January 1, 2019 at 11:34 am #5606
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.January 2, 2019 at 6:45 am #5611
Great read. Really enjoyed it! It was a great book to end 2018 and usher in 2019. I won’t go into too much more detail until more have read it.January 2, 2019 at 6:47 am #5612
Oh, my friend and I tried to get tickets to Michelle’s appearance here in May. Nope! Didn’t happen. My friend is really good at ticket stuff cuz she does it all the time. Getting on a pre-sale list was recommended, so that’s what we did, which ended up not helping. The day of the pre-sale, the site crashed for many people, and nobody could get through. When the general tickets went on sale, there was nothing good left and the prices were an issue. We were only willing to spend so much, and the prices started getting cray-cray. Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be.January 3, 2019 at 9:11 pm #5618
Hey! I’m already 1/1 for BOTM in 2019! I loved the book as well.
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