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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 United States 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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  • J. James-Long
  • 15/11/2018

Thank you, Michelle. That was some speech!

I've been a member of Audible since 2002. I have 670 titles in my library and have listened to all but a handful. They cover almost every genre and I have to say that, while every biography has a unique angle with worthwhile message, Michelle Obama's story is exceptional.

How often are the words in an audiobook actually written by the subject, and not just written in first person by a ghostwriter? How often does an author read more than the first chapter, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his book? A few. And mostly by actors or comedians who are used to the work.

I loved this book, not only for what Michelle had to say, but because SHE recorded her words in her own voice. This has an effect like no other. The only other book I can think of that stepped out of the audiobook formula was Ruth Bader Ginsburg's story, with its interjection of the actual recordings of events in her life. In Michelle's book you feel like she is sitting next to you, being her true self and telling you her sincerest thoughts over a cup of tea. It is like being in a room with doilies on the coffee table and her aunt playing piano downstairs.

On finishing "Becoming" I have to remind myself that she doesn't know me. If I see her on the street I can't just say "Hi Michelle!" But in this review I can at least say "thank you." Thank you, Michelle, for sharing your story so far. You still have so much good to offer the world, and this story is a great beginning. You are reaching a network of people through this book who are poised on the balls of their toes, ready for something. You are still young (yes!) and positioned to harness all the love and goodness to create something good. You show through example that the world can become a better place through one hand holding another, one mind inspiring empowerment in another. Now go build your own personal life work! Follow up on the plans you made to build your own career. Here is a hug for you!

Now I have to go find you on Twitter or wherever you are.

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  • H. Franke
  • 06/12/2018

Are You Who You Appear To Be

I am into a few chapters and I keep feeling I am discovering a precious gem. The story telling is like fiction but this is fact. Michelle's voice works so well in her reading. I feel comforted by her steady telling. It's an historical book. This is not dry and un-telling. It is rich. You will be a better person for reading this. Whether that's your intention or not.

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  • deb
  • 09/12/2018

First Class

Michelle Obama is the classiest woman! Her story is so inspiring and real. The peek behind closed doors of the life of the first family and the challenges it brings is so incredible. Her compassion and dedication to the family and the country is deep in her being! I was sad to finish the book I wanted to keep listening! I feel like I have a new friend.

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  • Michele in NC
  • 09/12/2018

It was insightful and delicious. A must read

Not a political book, truly feel like I know her. It was like sitting around a kitchen table with the person you wish was your best friend

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  • lkm
  • 13/11/2018

Can't stop listening!

I could not wait for this to drop into my account - probably more than any other that I have had. I have had many books here, that the author has read, and it really does not turn out well...I was a little worried. I know Mrs. Obama is amazing, very sophisticated (as well as down to earth) but still - narrating is a real skill, as it is really like acting, but she nailed it.

As I started Becoming, I was absolutely drawn in. I was blown away by her writing and her narrative style. I had so much to do, yet could not stop listening! She has the kind of style that reaches down into your soul, like you are friends. I knew some about her early life, but it was nice to hear more. Mrs. Obama's descriptive style is really amazing; when she was talking about her life after and the freedom, I felt like I was there with there.

I absolutely loved this one - this is a don't miss!

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  • Sue
  • 11/12/2018

Great book!

A story told with grace by one of America's greatest First Ladies. Thank you Michelle Obama!

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  • Linda in San Francisco
  • 10/12/2018

Fantastic!

What an amazing and inspiring story. I loved this book and plan to recommend it to others.

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  • PATTY HARRIS-PERKINS
  • 10/12/2018

The Most Awesome Story; phenomenal narration

Michelle Obama’s story is inspiring & greatly appreciated. It was like I was actually living in the White House; a part of her story. In a way, I was. She made me feel that way. I was able to relate to her story like no other book I have ever read. As an African American female Lt Col, I had to always do it better, work harder & maintain composure when obvious biases were commonplace in many leadership circles. After serving 24 years in the USAF, it was an honor to have President Obama’s signature on my retirement certificate in 2014. I am deeply proud to have served during his presidency. May God bless you, President Obama, Malia, Sasha & all who are connected to you always.
Patty H-P😘🙏🏽

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  • Debra Disney
  • 10/12/2018

Love the Obama family even more than I already did

After listening to this story, I love the Obama family even more than I already did.

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  • Umi Fee
  • 10/12/2018

An Exceptional Read

It was a great listening experience. Mrs. Obama's narration helps deliver her story. I felt like we were sitting on the family couch having a conversation about her life. She's direct, caring and insightful in her delivery. By the end of the book, I felt like she invited the reader/listener into her life for the purpose of inspiring one to be better in their actions and to inspire others to do the same.

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  • Hope Sneddon
  • 12/12/2018

amazing novel

This was not exactly what I expected from Obama's memoir, but I can say that what I did get was much better than what I had anticipated. This is not just a memoir about presidency life, but also about love, hard work, compassion, and struggle.

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  • Cornelia
  • 05/12/2018

deeply human and authentic

A deeply human and authentic narrative of growing up black in a white world and then being at its centre.

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  • Mamaliye
  • 30/11/2018

Purely amazing

Inspirational, breathtakingly honest and absolutely beautiful! Thank you Michelle Obama for one of the greatest books ever written.

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