Becoming is the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama, she describes her deeply personal experience including about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother in her autobiography.

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Michelle Obama
Memoir, Autobiography
13 Nov 2018
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Michelle LaVaughn Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American first lady. She is the author of the memoir titled as Becoming.

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"Becoming" Quotes

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”​

“If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”​

“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”​

“Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.”​

“Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.”​

Literary Awards

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest (2018)

NAACP Image Award Nominee for Biography/Autobiography (2019)

Adult, African-American
Feminism, Inspirational Memoir, Political Memoir, Racism, Women's Memoir