The House Book Club: Becoming by Michelle Obama
First & foremost, let us say this: this book selection has absolutely nothing to do with politics! We, the women of The House, believe that it is our differences that make us stronger. Any & all political views & opinions are welcome here at The House. We chose this book because 1: no matter how what you believe, Michelle Obama is American history. 2: who isn’t curious about what it’s like to walk a mile in the First Lady’s shoes? & 3: there have been nothing but amazing reviews raving about the way in which this book was written. We love any woman who writes & shares her story! If this book isn’t for you, no worries! Check back with us next month!
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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