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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States.

Number one New York Times best seller 

Watch the Emmy-nominated Netflix original documentary

Oprah’s Book Club Pick

NAACP Image Award Winner

One of Essence’s 50 most impactful Black books of the past 50 years  

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 US 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 listeners 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.

©2018 Michelle Obama (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Génial, passionnant, tellement éclairant

Je me souviens de mon plaisir à savoir qu'un homme noir avait enfin atteint les hauts sphères du pouvoir, je me souviens d'avoir apprécié le caractère exceptionnel de son épouse. C'était un vrai bonheur de la découvrir dans cette autobiographie, lue par elle qui plus est. Le couple Obama est exceptionnel, nul doute après la lecture de ce livre audio. Je n'ose imaginer leur déception à l'arrivée putride de l'autre, l'erreur de parcours. Elle l'évoque à la fin, ça donne la nausée. Le livre raconte son parcours à elle évidemment, petite fille de milieu très modeste, avec un père handicapé très courageux, sa rencontre avec Obama, leur vie de couple, l'éducation de leurs enfants. J'adore son franc parler, même quand elle évoque les sacrifices consentis pour la carrière de son mari, les doutes, les frustrations. Elle évoque son engagement en tant que première dame. Sa lecture est touchante, dynamique. Non mais quelle bonne femme ! Un vrai modèle ! J'adore, je recommande. En plus on découvre les petits secrets d'arrière cuisine de la maison blanche, c'est très divertissant.

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Don't judge on the beginning

inspiring book which offers a different perspective. I stopped after the first chapters, but then picked up the listening again and DO NOT REGRET at all

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raconte une vie d'abord en solo, puis à deux avec Obama.... sans aucun intérêt sauf pour des gens qui veulent savoir les petits détails

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Amazing !!

I feel so empowered after this book. It made me reflect on many aspects of life and was both fun and educational. Thanks for sharing your story, Michelle!!

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Amazing book

Full of personal stories and insight. A must read for young women and girls especially.

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Une histoire sincère

Une biographie très intéressante et pleine d'émotion. Livre lu par son auteur rend l'écoute encore plus vivante.

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Enchantée !

Une histoire captivante racontée par Michelle Obama elle-même avec authenticité, conviction, et humilité. C'est un sans faute pour moi ❤️

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  • 24/08/2020

Powerful, living legend

It was most powerful to hear this book narrated by Michelle Obama herself. Living legend!

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excellent

A true story about an extraordinary brave and tough woman who shines light and gives praise to the people (also extraordinary) that she has worked with. hard working and genuine, positive and someone who has done so much for minorities, children, black people and women. a great read. Michelle: I love you. You are the best. Please give a big hug to your mum from me.

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Simply amazing

Thank you for sharing this amazing lifelong story. Thank you too for being an awesome reader accessible to non native English listeners.

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  • LynnP
  • 30/10/2019

This was painful!

It took me a year to get through this book and only did because of pure determination that I paid for it so I will listen to it. She was so descriptive that it was the longest 18 hours ever. It was ridiculous that at one point she describes that Barack was such a noble man they didn’t use the $100K to redo the living quarters but then spent tax payers money to go to NY for a date night. Unless you really love the Obamas I would not suggest this book. I did not get one aha moment out of it.

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  • WonderVee
  • 31/10/2019

Boring

I’ve read so many amazing memoirs and this one just didn’t capture me at all. This story sounds like a Disney fairytale for little girls. Everything Is just perfect in her life, perfect mom and dad and brother and husband. Even the arguments with her fiancé were perfect. Boring, boring, boring, had to stop reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/12/2019

Whew. What a story.

From the South Side of Chicago to the WHITE HOUSE! Whew. Let that sink in. As a black woman, this book moved me differently than any other book I’ve read in recent memory. Letting me know it’s ok that I’m still “Becoming” and that I have the right to enter any space I want to! I loved Mrs. Obama before, but I was introduced to Michelle Robinson Obama and I love her even more. She read her own story like she was talking directly to me and I loved that. It was like sitting down at your Auntie House and she was telling you all tea over a good glass of wine! I’m so thankful for her sharing her story and being so open and honest about it all. What a story!

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  • Diana New York
  • 20/09/2019

Exquisite!

I love this book, I loved the story… It was so raw, and authentic and compassionate and beautifully written. Thank you Michelle Obama for all that you do and all that you are and for opening your door.

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  • Chic
  • 03/11/2019

Very well written and read.

This book opened my eyes to a lot of things. I’ve always had mad respect for the Obamas but this heightened that respect. Michelle Obama is very open and transparent in this book.

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  • marchdreamer
  • 10/01/2019

Beautiful and everyone should read this!

I love listening to Michelle Obama share in her own voice her story! I feel strongly that everyone regardless of race or gender should read this book. Thank you Michelle for sharing your authentic voice with the public!

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  • Melissa Rose
  • 08/10/2019

Definitely worth an Audible credit

Well, heck!! How am I supposed to go out writing a review for a masterpiece like ‘Becoming.’ I truly feel that I cannot do the book justice. To put it simply, I loved this book!! As a storyteller, Michelle was perfect; her warmth, intelligence, and straightforward manner of speaking all carried through as she described her childhood experiences all the way to her two terms as Flotus. I couldn’t help but feel an immense sense of admiration as she detailed some of her struggles. Furthermore, as a listener, it was fascinating hearing the stories that helped Michelle become who she is today. I will admit that being the nosy person that I am, I particularly enjoyed her behind-the-scenes account of living in the White House. However, it was all amazing. Overall, I find it difficult to write a more detailed review simply because I loved everything about this book. I laughed in parts, got teary-eyed in others, but mostly, I got a feeling of hopeful energy from this book. I doubt that there is one person that wouldn't benefit from reading 'Becoming' regardless of political affiliations as, despite being involved, this biography isn't explicitly about politics. I give this book full marks and would not hesitate to recommend this book, especially for those of us who could use a little hope in these grim times.

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  • Heather H. Trow
  • 03/12/2019

Absolutely stunning

Everyone should be required to read this one. It’s just so beautiful and such an important reminder of life’s lessons. She has so much to share, some funny, some sad. Very very wonderful book.

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  • 04/09/2019

Boring

I was totally disappointed. The subject Material was too concentrated on her childhood. Also felt it was incredibly negatively.

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  • Janine
  • 30/03/2020

So disappointed

I rather enjoy biographies but this is the first that I did not finish. With high hopes about a woman I had admired and the man she married, I instead was met with her introducing almost all people that she came across by their skin colour. Instead of listening to the moments of her life and the people she met who helped mold her into the person she has become, she seemed obsessed with letting the listener know if that person was black or white. Why could they not be introduced by name only? It was really off-putting. Unfortunately it has altered my whole perception of this couple. Yes their colour effects their lives but it effects everyone's lives in one way or another whether you are black or white. I'll never know whether she stopped with colour referencing and got on with it as I just couldn't take it anymore. It was grinding on the ears to listen to. So disappointing.

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  • B. Bryce
  • 26/12/2018

Starke Frau)en)

Was für eine bewegende Autobiografie- was für ein Leben. Michelle hat es geschafft, mich mitzunehmen in ihr Leben, ihren Kopf aber vor allem auch in ihr Herz. Danke Michelle, für alles!

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  • Clemens Sainitzer
  • 22/12/2018

When they go low we go high!

Was für ein wunderbarer Mensch! Ich bin sehr froh diese Geschichte gehört zu haben. Respekt

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  • Caroline H.
  • 19/01/2019

Amaaaaaazing

I loved her before, for her 'dignity' and poise but it's only now that I really understand why. A beautifully written rendering of an incredible life so far, and long may it last, with aptly chosen words for every occasion. Hearing her soothing, calming, educated voice was a pleasure over the past month on my way to various destinations. Already my book of the year.

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  • Bianca
  • 09/05/2020

what a woman

I admired her already before listening to this and she always seemed to be far away. But listening to her telling me her story-it felt like I met her in person and I came to know her personally. Great book with an even better message! I recommend this book to everyone I talk to

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  • Susanne Rutgersson
  • 10/09/2019

Authentische Geschichte...

Schöne erzähltes Hörbuch, erzählt von Michelle Obama, spannend, teilweise aber etwas langatmig. Kann ich weiterempfehlen

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  • Rony Paul
  • 04/09/2019

Inspired

nicely written and read! full of inspirations! a lot of real life stories presented nicely!

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  • Blex
  • 25/11/2020

What an inspiration!

I’ve listened diligently to every minute of the woman’s account what it this like to sit in the center of power and love everything about it. Every woman on this planet needs to read or listen to this book. It’s uplifting and empowering and inspiring. Thank you Mrs. Obama.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/07/2020

Fantastic book

The author did an excellent job describing this great story. You have to read it!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 19/06/2020

Inspirational

very touched by her journey and thank you for sharing your story. Thank you so much.

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  • nini
  • 11/06/2020

Überschrift

Schön sich daran zu erinnern, dass auch einmal Menschen mit Herz und Verstand im Weißen Haus gelebt haben. Vielleicht wird das mal wieder was. Traurig, wenn man heute weiß, wie viel von dieser guten Arbeit wieder zunichtegemacht wurde.