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Becoming

Becoming

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 firs... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241334140
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Published 14 November 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Obama, Michelle
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ISBN-13 9780241334140
ISBN-10 0241334144
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Publication Date 14 November 2018
International Publication Date 13 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Obama, Michelle
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Women's Studies
Multicultural Studies
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 719g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Presidents' spouses - Biography - United States, Feminists - Biography - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code 912402

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This revealing memoir offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . Becoming is a 400-page expansion of this essential doctrine ['when they go low, we go high'], without compromising a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama's two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey -- Afua Hirsch * Guardian * This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall she's a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life, warts and all. . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction, with a similar warm languid tone to Ann Patchett's novel Commonwealth -- Viv Groskop * The i * Obama's memoir is a genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections. . . Allied to this candour is a steeliness of purpose. It is no exaggeration to say that every page of this book is, explicitly or otherwise, a reproach to Donald Trump, and a call-to-arms to those who would defeat the 45th President and all that he stands for -- Matt D'Ancona * Evening Standard * An inspirational memoir that also rings true -- Gaby Wood * Daily Telegraph, Five Stars *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor's office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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