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Publisher Description

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Becoming by Michelle Obama.

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

'A genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections' Evening Standard

'A polished pearl of a memoir' New York Times

'A rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall Obama's a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life . . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction' i

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.

'Offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama's two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey' Guardian

'I found myself lifting my jaw from my chest at the end of every other chapter . . . this was not the Obama I thought I knew. She was more' Independent

'An inspirational memoir that also rings true' Daily Telegraph

'It seems a wonderful privilege to have the former First Lady speaking her own words straight into your ear, and her own reading gives the anecdotes extra meaning and emotion.' Daily Mail

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
MO
Michelle Obama
LENGTH
19:03
hr min
RELEASED
2018
November 13
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
586.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Queen Mulkah ,

Sandy Hook | December 2012

I listened as Michelle Obama described this day in the clip Apple released a day before Becoming was released. It gave me an account of the horror most parents felt. It brought back memories of this day, as I sat on my chair at work in JPMorgan & Chase's Victoria Enbankment office in London, UK. All the parents were horrified, not knowing how to respond, I just watched the news on CNN. It was a sad sombre day for all. I also thought about all the kids in the Middle East and Africa who had being killed by attacks by The US and their allies but never got The Sandy Hook coverage. Made me numb. Thank you Mrs. Obama, I think now I can understand my mum's worry when I have a late night out even though I am in my 30s.

DeeFranto ,

Ok

Loved listening to her story made all the more meaningful as read by author. Easy listening & compelling. Highly recommended.

'Detoun ,

Help

I just bought and paid for this book and haven’t read it but it’s gone from my library and I have been charged for it. Please is there something that can be done? Thanks

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