I did not believe I could admire this former FLOTUS any more than I already did. And then I read her memoir Becoming. A class act, like the lady herself, Michele Obama’s Becoming is easily one of the finest memoirs I’ve ever read.
It’s her story, in her own words, her journey of Becoming, which is equal parts insightful and inspiring. And reflects her delightful personality, her value system, as well as her hopes and dreams for her country, and the people.
However just to be clear, this is not a former-FLOTUS-to-the-world kind of memoir, it’s a woman to woman one. Which is possibly why I could relate and identify with her story even though we have absolutely nothing in common on the surface.
And the things that truly stood out to me, as she shared her journey in this book, were the things I’ve always admired about this lady. Her strength of character, and her grace in the face of adversity. And boy was it tested on more occasion than one, considering the position she held for close to a decade.
That being said, I have to say that this is not a book about Politics. In-fact she categorically states that she hates Politics. Though of-course being FLOTUS for almost a decade means it’s still very much a part of her story. But definitely not the soul of it.
At its core, this book is just about a remarkable women sharing her story of Becoming, in a refreshingly honest way. And there is power in that. It’s touching & inspiring, all at the same time.
Oh and this is also a memoir that is courageous enough to go Everywhere!! But without ever betraying her motto of ‘When they go low, we go high’.
And that, in my opinion, is just so HER. Strong, Ambitious, Determined, Courageous, all while being Grace Personified.
The Becoming Audiobook is read by Michelle herself, and so it’s one I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. To hear her story, in her own words, and her own voice, was an incredible experience, and one I’d recommend to EVERYONE.
Can you tell I am a huge Michelle fan-girl? No? Well now you know. 🙂
But honestly, even if you haven’t ever heard an audiobook, START WITH THIS ONE. Don’t worry about not being able to focus or keep up. It will be just like listening to another remarkable woman sharing her story. And I promise, once you start, you’ll be hooked.
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There is a quote by Brandon Sanderson – “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” And this is one book that does just that.
It’s a captivating, compelling, & all around exceptional memoir, by an all around exception woman, that makes you think, and hope, and not settle for the world as it is, but inspires you to work for world as it should be.
One book that must definitely be in everyone’s collection!
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That’s all from my end, folks. I’d love to hear from you. Did you read this book yet? If not, go pick it up NOW! Preferably the Audiobook. But if you did, tell me did you love it as much as I did? I think you did. Because, let’s face it, what’s not to love?
Oh wait, maybe one thing. The fact that she announced she hates Politics, and because of which she doesn’t ever want to be POTUS. This is especially heart-breaking after reading a book full of reasons why she is uniquely suited for that role. Sigh.
But you know what, in this particular case, I am choosing to live in denial, and clinging to the hope that she herself inspired. So I will hope (and pray) for a world (and role of POTUS ) as it should be, while ignoring the disaster it is.
P.S. In last month’s Bookmarked (my FREE monthly newsletter, which is full of bookish news, views, resources & reviews) I shared that Michelle Obama is soon going to feature in a YouTube Original called BookTube. If you did not get a chance to catch it, here is the link to view it (and this is the extended version).
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