Becoming by Michelle Obama
What an inspiring read.
I part read/part listened to this book and I’m really sad I’ve finished it. It’s an autobiography, a genre I’m not really a huge fan of, but I was intrigued and fascinated by her all through her stay at the White House and so, the hype behind the publication notwithstanding, I had to read it.
I’m not going to summarise her life here, read/listen (she reads it herself on the audiobook, which I think it’s great) and then come back and tell me what you make of it.
I think she comes across as smart, no-nonsense, hardworking, caring, ambitious, woman who knows her worth, who has strong morals and a huge sense of family and duty and an immense dignity, and who’s had to navigate being black and being a woman and being a mother and a wife in ‘unusual’ , for want of a better word, circumstances.