Becoming – A Bite-Sized Book Review

Michelle Obama has a way with words, have you ever heard her speak? Every one of her speeches inspires me greatly, so naturally when she published this book, I was certain I’d love it and I wasn’t wrong. What was her upbringing like? Do we have anything else in common? How does one meet a future president? What lessons can she share that could help me on my journey?

Full title

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Most of us lived in a state of constant calibration, tweaking one area of life in hopes of bringing more steadiness to another.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Author tidbit

Does this woman even need an introduction? She was an iconic First Lady In The Obama era that demonstrated grace, strength and selflessness. Known for her seemingly endless acts of kindness, Michelle Obama often spike for disadvantaged populations and raised awareness on issues many have turned a blind-eye on. Becoming is the memoir we’ve been waiting for, who doesn’t want to raise a child that turns out like her?

“The easiest way to disregard a woman’s voice is to package her as a scold.”

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Who’s it written for?

Imperfect human beings that put others on pedestals. Bonus points if you’re a woman, she touches a lot on the challenges that come with womanhood in this world.

There are truths we face and truths we ignore.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

What it’s about?

Becoming is a powerfully inspiring memoir is about the life and upbringing of Michelle Obama from childhood to white house. She’s the former First Lady but she was also an emotional child like the rest of us who got into fights like some of us too!

3 Takeaways

1. Nobody is immune to racism.

2. Sexism is real.

3. We are all on our unique journeys of becoming who we were meant to be.

The answer, I’m guessing, is probably the best and most sustaining answer to nearly every question arising inside a marriage, no matter who you are or what the issue is: You find ways to adapt. If you’re in it forever, there’s really no choice.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

1 Pro?

Becoming Michelle Obama is like reading an eloquently written philosophy book. She has a way with words! I felt like I was reading a beautiful song and was sad when it ended. Who knew I could relate so much with someone as accomplished as her?

If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

1 Con?

We want more! Is there ever enough with books like these? Becoming gives us a glimpse of her life events but I’m sure there are many more stories up her sleeve, and much more wisdom she has to share with us. Wouldn’t be mad at a sequel.

Confidence, I’d learned then, sometimes needs to be called from within. I’ve repeated the same words to myself so many times now, through many climbs. Am I good enough? Yes I am.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Cop it or drop it?

Cop it! Buy several copies because this is a very thoughtful book that inspires deep reflection, invigorates motivation and her storytelling skills are simply mesmerizing.


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