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.

Seriously inspiring.

2 thoughts on “*28* Becoming

  1. Cat says:

    I started it last night and that line struck a chord – “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” Can’t wait to read more.


  2. Claire says:

    Im thoroughly enjoying it…. I have to escort three teenage girls to a concert in birmingham tonight… you think i could take a head torch, earplugs and my book?!


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