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“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

In her memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama opens up to readers about her life story, from growing up on the South Side of Chicago all the way to her time as the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Obama’s honest and elegant writing style, combined with her inspiring story, makes this book an essential read for anyone looking to be inspired by her incredible journey.

Early Life

Michelle Obama begins the book by describing what it was like growing up in a working-class neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. She discusses how she grew up in a loving and supportive family that taught her the importance of hard work and striving for excellence.

She talks about how she went to Princeton University and then Harvard Law School despite having to overcome a lot of adversity and setbacks throughout her young life.

Career & Motherhood

Becoming also dives into Obama’s experience as a working mother while serving as First Lady. She talks about how difficult it was juggling the demands of being a mother while also managing a successful career in public service.

She explains how she found ways to make it all work, such as carving out dedicated time for family dinners or taking time off when she needed it most.


Michelle Obama’s amazing memoir is an inspiring testament to perseverance and resilience. Through Becoming, readers gain insight into what it was like for Michelle Obama growing up on Chicago’s South Side and how she managed to become one of the most powerful women in America today.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just want to learn more about one of America’s most iconic First Ladies, Becoming is definitely worth reading.

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