An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of theUnited StatesIn a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged asone of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the UnitedStates of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped createthe most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishingherself 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 harrowingmoments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed CarpoolKaraoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, MichelleObama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shapedher—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executivebalancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’smost famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes hertriumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story asshe has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a womanof soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspiresus to do the same.
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