Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, Crown Publishing Group, November 13, 2018
In Michelle Obama’s Memoir, “Becoming”, Michelle Obama does an amazing job of vividly describing her life and experiences from South Chicago, to First Lady of the White House, and after. The author describes her life growing up with her parents and brother in a family member’s house on the top floor. She loved music and playing the piano. As a child, Michelle mentions she was determined and full of questions. When things seemed unfair at school, her mother would help balance out Michelle’s feelings as well as what was going on in school.
Determination led Michelle to an Ivy League college and to become an attorney who was a mentor for a young man, Barack Obama. Michelle realized that she was not happy practicing in law, and left for other jobs that better fulfilled her needs of giving to people in the community.
In this wonderful memoir, we get a glimpse of a hard-working, strong and independent woman that balances motherhood, work, and being the First Lady. I would highly recommend this inspirational book for those who enjoy memoirs and being part of History.