Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Becoming by Michelle Obama - Mini Book Breakdown

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.

Book Breakdown 

Wow. Just wow. I honestly have no words for my feelings. This book is probably one of the best things I've ever read. I loved reading about her early life and following her through all the crap she dealt with as first lady. 

Something I had always admired about her was how classy she was. How she always seemed so above the stupid rumors that seemed to follow her. It was hard to read about the school counselor that thought she couldn't make it into the college she wanted and it was freaking awesome to see her prove that lady wrong.

Michelle never gave up, she just kept going and that alone is inspiring. I can admit I've let others tell me who I was or how to be before but she never did. She was always herself. I hope I can be half the amazing woman that she is. 

I've never had a role model, most of the people I grew up around were trashy and I knew even as a kid that looking up to celebrities was really lame. After reading this... I think it's safe to say she's a wonderful role model.