Were built differently Yet their relationship thrived and when Barack s aspirations became clear she supported him not because she thought he would win Barack was a black man in America I really didn t think he could win but because she loved him The rest is of course historyThe nd of Obama s term and the next occupantWhen she walks out almost with relief it seems of the most famous address in the world she begins a fresh journey all over again And that perhaps is what awes you and touches you most about her that she doesn t let her years as the FLOTUS define her or restrict her in any way While being a loving supportive wife and mother she could never be JUST Mrs Obama the wife of arguably the most powerful man in the world She was and will always be a person in her own right A person who has strived all her life and will continue to strive to be the best she can be constantly volving constantly reinventing herselfThe White House was definitely not the nd of the road for her you are left in many ways to find yourself again As is her nature she makes no bones about the current occupant of the White House xpressing her opinion in a direct upfront manner we were up against a bully a man who among other things demeaned minorities and xpressed contempt for POWs challenging the dignity of our country with practically very utterance Becoming Becoming is about Michelle s childhood her Ivy league ducation her career her abiding love for her husband and children and her country her years at the White house but above all it is about a woman who steadfastly holds on to her identity in spite of being married to the most powerful man in the world She was never a missus defined by her mister At 54 I am still in progress and I hope that I always will be It s people like the Obamas who make America great Not the bullies who are currently in power they take America back to the dark ages That at least is my view your views may be different but hey it s a free world isn t itPlease hit the like button if you liked my review It feels so good to know that there are people who are reading my reviews and who believe in a better and fairer world Thank you I thought I couldn t love this family but after reading this beautiful moving story I know that I and millions of others were so right to have faith in these genuinely good people I am glad that Michelle gets to have her Barack back again but oh how very much they are missed specially in contrast to what came after Not good Terrible She married Barrack Obama Saved you an ntire book I read a lot of negative reviews but I don t understand why I A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, enjoyed reading her story from her perspective Some parts made me sad however I ll always view Michelle Obama as a role model I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in politics and the formidable Obama family They are models of dignity and dedication An inspiration to all Americans Thank you for your story Absolutely lovedach and The Shadow Reader every word Michelle is so relatable and handled her time as First Lady with such grace She is an inspiration for all women Unlike most autobiographies Ms Obama opens her heart her fears her worries but mostly her hopes for her family country and worldWhile most political memoirs detail behind the scene make or break deals this book details the impact smaller actions can have on the local level A very useful and timely reminder for those overwhelmed by the daily scourge of bad news. Experiences that have shaped her from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as anxecutive 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 xpectations and whose story inspires us to do the sa.
Michelle and her husband accomplished and overcame a lot ven before they became the First Family I think Obama s 2008 candidacy had a lot of nergy and purpose However after he was in office a lot of that nergy dissipated and he failed to sufficiently differentiate himself from policies left down by his predecessors in many areas What is good about Michelle s book is most of it does not focus on The Power Of A Choice each andvery cranny of very year in the Presidency Most of it is her arlier life and vents The big vents in the Presidency occupy very little space I give this book one star because of the The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right ending Michelle clearly is very devoted and defensive of her husband and his achievementsAs much as we may not like it or agree with it political office holders normally pave the way for their successors whether they intend to or not Obama s choices paved the way for Trump to campaign and to win the Presidency much like G W Bush s choices paved the way for Obama Michelle is content to not interpret the results but bash some of thelectorate for not voting for a woman and for voting for someone she describes in insults For a family that is normally revered for deep analysis of complicated issues Michelle s writing style and choice of words on this was very disappointing and in my opinion narrow minded Michelle comes across as believing America was best and meaningful when her husband was it s President She has a hard time seeming to come to terms with the fact that people might make different choices or that she and her husband will have to leave behind the mantle of being responsible for the nation in their respective areasIt was a disappointing and short handed book in my mind Fans of the Obama s will find much to Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling enjoy I am sure But those whonjoy deep analysis of history will be disappointed I hope that Barrack s book will be insightful and deeper The Case for the Defense Part 2 Slow and boring and self boasting A very down to Monsieur Pain earth story whichxplains the growth of a woman so many of us look up toShe doesn t shy away from the truth of her life or the truth of Horrible book and I am not politically involved For me as for many others the Obamas mbodied kindness decency and above all intelligence in sharp contrast to the cough cough circus that followed them in the White HouseI am neither American nor of color nor God forbid will I ver be involved in any political activities Yet like all my friends who have read Becoming I am completely charmed by it and by Michelle Obama A lot has been said about the book and its appeal You just cannot finish this book and just forget it her story will probably stay with you for life I would like to add my own little inputs below in no particular order as to why this book was one of the most wonderful books that I read this year or any year and why like millions of people around the world I find Michelle Obama s story so powerful and uplifting Your story is what you haveIt is something to own A book can be beautifully written but I don t really care for it if it doesn t touch my heart And Becoming was a very very motional read Here we have a lady who has lived in the White House for ight years and who speaks with such pride and love about her working class parents the cramped little apartment she spent her happy childhood in in the poorer section of Chicago about her relatives all blue collared like her parents This is who I am she says this my story I had nothing or I had ve. An intimate powerful and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States Number one New York Times best seller Watch the Emmy nominated Netflix original documentary Oprah’s Book Club Pick NAACP Image Award Winner One of Essence’s 50 most impactful Black books of the past 50 years In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment Michelle Obama has merged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our ra 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 incl.
Rything It depends on which way you want to tell it We can think of many women in her position who would perhaps underplay their background hide some of the facts but not a strong direct honest woman like her It is this humility the pride and the self respect with which she shares her background with the rest of the world which will touch you to the core they my friends in South Chicago like me were descended from slaves Like Michelle points out repeatedly let us not forget for a minute her roots that not too long ago her forefathers were working as slaves in a country they were forcefully brought to loaded like animals onto ships from Africa I was the great great granddaughter of a slave named Jim Robinson who was probably buried in an unmarked grave somewhere on a South Carolina plantation America might have got its first black President but a century and a half after the Civil War of 1865 and than half a century after the Civil Rights Act of 1961 racial discrimination is still alive and kicking in that country I carried a history with me and it wasn t that of presidents of First LadiesThe struggles of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King were familiar to me than that of Eleanor Roosevelt or Mamie Eisenhower Yes I had to Google Rosa Parks and Coretta King and if the names are not familiar to you I suggest you do so as well to understand what a long journey the Obamas have undertaken and what she refers to as the push and pull of historyHer description of her Uncle Terry who had once been a Pullman porter is particularly poignant and will go straight to your heart Years after retirement Terry still lived in a state of numbed formality impeccably dressed remotely servile never asserting himself in any wayIt was as if he d surrendered a part of himself as a way of coping I didn t know what a Pullman porter was and I again had to Google it What I read had me in tears It was too late for Uncle Terry but not for the next generation of African Americans and not for his brave intelligent hardworking niece and nephewThe power of ducation or I will show you Michelle reached where she did through sheer hard work and intelligence and an normous desire to make something of herself in life This is perhaps the only right way to become what you want to be Education had been the primary instrument of change in my own life my lever upward in the world Strive is an important word in Ms Obama s dictionary perhaps the most importantEvery schoolgirl or boy should be ncouraged to read this book because the lessons it impart are invaluable It is also a book for parents to read for the way in which Michelle and her brother were brought up by their parents is inspirational Their parents treated them like adults ncouraged them to take their own decisions and constantly reiterated that you belong You matter I think highly of you A yin and yang duoIn Becoming we gain a whole new perspective of Barack Obama not the president but the boyfriend husband father and son We meet a man who is least interested in the rat race or in any material trappings What xcites him and what he is passionate about are books and ideas Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, especially ideas to make the world a better place Do we settle for the world as it is or do we work for the world as it should be Unlike Michelle he is hardwired for optimism and while she is a detail person a box checker Barack is uite at home with the unruliness of the world It was cleararly on their relationship that We. Usive White House in history while also stablishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the US and around the world dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and 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 arth daughters under an unforgiving media glare In her memoir a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world chronicling the.