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Jun 01, 2021aupadhy rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Eight years of unceasing spotlights and speculation seemingly laid bare the Obamas’ life to the world. Yet, as Michelle Obama details in this memoir, the headlines and newspaper columns could hardly paint a complete picture of how the…
Apr 30, 2021
A stunning work by the stunning and lovely Michelle Obama. “Becoming” transports the reader to the South Side of Chicago where her intermediate family was always close. Obama’s friends move away to greener, more spacious homes, but she…
Mar 23, 2021maipenrai rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Having recently listened to Barak Obamas' book "A Promised Land" and now to Michelle narrating "Becoming" I heartily recommend listening to both books through streaming or on Audiobook CD's. There is nothing comparable to being read to by…
Mar 22, 2021
When I finally had the chance to read Michelle Obama’s memoir, I had very high expectations for the book. Amazingly, Becoming did not disappoint. This book gave tremendous insight to life inside the White House from 2008 until 2016.
Mar 16, 2021CandidCari rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was pleasantly surprised by how relatable this book was. Plus, it was nice to learn more about Michelle Obama. I liked the behind-the-scenes stories that humanize first ladies, including the ones who came before her. Additionally, it was…
Mar 13, 2021CarolWhiticar rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Very interesting and well written. A good read.
Mar 04, 2021mueoie rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Becoming is one of those books that will stick with you forever. It being a memoir is a big part of it, but Obama’s down to earth, humane anecdotes make her more relatable than her public figure ever will. Because of that, it is to be…
Feb 17, 2021
4 1/2 - 5 star read. I really enjoyed this book and found it a very interesting read. I felt that she did a good job telling the readers of her beginnings and the obstacles in place to her succeeding, and how she overcame each and every…
Feb 01, 2021Alexandralk rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
She is so eloquent and fluid in her story, and I learned so much about her journey. So easy to relate to as a working woman. I actually read her husband's afterwards and personally enjoy her perspective and style of writing better.
Jan 27, 2021Trisky rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing and inspirational story on so many levels - showing how one can succeed with determination, hard work and the right attitude despite one's background or upbringing. She has paved the way for others ( particularly young black…
Jan 01, 2021K4Hiemstra rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I didn't think I could love the Obama's more but hearing Michelle's story was wonderful and certainly eye opening.
Dec 13, 2020bcslorena rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Becoming is a must read for women who have lived a low-income life as child BUT wanted better for herself. Michelle's stories are similar to my stories...achieving academic success and then paying-it-forward by serving her community. I…
Nov 26, 2020wendyc100 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Interesting read about the life of a classy, intelligent woman!!!
Nov 22, 2020
Becoming Book Review Coming from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Michelle Robinson grew up in a well educated and happy, yet poor household. Centering her life around her education, Robinson had a supportive family who was always…
Nov 19, 2020NicoleB_KCMO rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend the audiobook version narrated by Mrs. Obama herself! I had no idea how accomplished Michelle Obama was before getting to the White House and I am so glad I read this to learn more about her past, education, and thoughts…
Nov 10, 2020mikkojuan rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An incredible look into this incredible woman's life.
Oct 22, 2020iloveseaotters rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
As much as I love Michelle Obama, I wasn't that interested in reading this book. However, from the very first word, she had me completely engrossed. I felt like she was sitting across from me telling me about her childhood and about how…
Oct 07, 2020TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Have you ever wondered what books from the 21st century will become “classics”? Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, might be a contender. Michelle’s story embodies the many adversities that modern women and minorities are facing whilst…
Sep 22, 2020yanglidilys rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
16 CDs for an audiobook! It took me and my boyfriend to Milwaukee in Wisconsin, twice to Carmel in Indiana, one road trip to New York, and a day trip to Lexington to finish the entire book! She "witnessed" our relationship developed during…
Sep 04, 2020
Loved this! I listened to the book on CD which she narrates herself, which adds a whole other dimension to her story. I’m an even bigger fan now than I was before. Highly recommended!
Aug 31, 2020ChinesaR_KCMO rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
In her autobiography, Michelle Obama offers a unique perspective on what it is like to live under the constant scrutiny that comes with living in The White House. She details her early life in Chicago's South Side, her life at Princeton…
Aug 07, 2020KaedonC rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Becoming is a Nonfiction book by Michelle Obama about her childhood all the way until her time in the white house. I was surprised that MIchelle met Barack Obama working at a law firm called Sidley Austin. What I found inspiring is that…
Jul 31, 2020
A memorable read worthy of sharing and discussion. The words of Mrs. Obama are especially relevant and meaningful in this election year!
Jul 20, 2020IndyPL_DeborahM rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a thought provoking book. It is very inspirational, detailed, and personal with an insightful view of Ms. Obama's life as First Lady plus life in the White House. It is a must read.
Jul 16, 2020ValinOR14 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I'm so happy to have read Becoming. I loved every moment of it, at times feeling very emotional and at others laughing out loud! There was so much I didn't know, like Michelle deciding she would NEVER be interested in Barack romantically…