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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

‘Becoming’: An Honest Telling of Michelle Obama’s Story

Michelle Obama book signing

Nationwide — On November 13, in the wake of Michelle Obama’s book release, Barack Obama tweeted these kind words: “Of course, Michelle Obama is my wife, so I’m a little biased here. But she also happens to be brilliant, funny, wise – one of a kind. This book tells her quintessentially American story. I love it because it faithfully reflects the woman I have loved for so long.”

Michelle Obama is one of the most beloved American political figures (even shadowing her husband at times), and people have been highly anticipating her book release for months. Her memoir isn’t just an inside look at her time as First Lady—it’s a full dive into her struggles conceiving children, keeping a healthy marriage, and taking on media criticism harder than any First Lady to come before her. Join Michelle as she opens up about how she handles being one of the most well-known and respected women in the world. She consistently goes above and beyond expectations, and she inspires so many others to do the same.

This is her first time publicly opening up about her personal and professional accomplishments.

Different from other First Lady memoirs, Obama discusses how being a woman of color effected how the world responded to her. Always dodging the degrading clichés, she channels her “when they go low, we go high” energy and forgoes the hate that’s used to constantly take down minority women. One can’t tell Michelle Obama’s story without acknowledging the underserving, stereotypical animosity she received from the political press and the public. Overcoming the obstacles many black women have to take on, she’s now one of the most famous advocates for service members and their families, higher education, and international schooling for women.

Becoming is a look inside the life of a woman who has worked hard and stayed positive throughout her time in the world of politics. Michelle Obama continues to allay negative stereotypes of accomplished black women in America. Obama changed the game during her time at the White House, and her book is an honest glimpse into how she did it. She has become a household name and is an empowering female role model for so many women around the globe. After reading Michelle Obama’s story, it’s easy to become jealous of Barack for the mere fact that he gets to be married to Michelle.

Her story is available wherever books are sold—you can even purchase audiobook versions on popular outlets like Apple Books and Audible. It’s an easy way to take Becoming with you, whether you’re headed home on the train or working out on your precor home treadmill. As a part of Michelle Obama’s book release, she’s also hitting the road and going on tour to promote her memoir.

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