Book Reviews, Thoughts


I admired Michelle Obama before I read Becoming, from hearing her speak on TV, reading about her in magazine articles and seeing her on various talk shows. After reading her book, I admire her even more.

Her book is a smart, funny and relatable glimpse into her life as she embarked on her journey to become. There were many moments in this memoir that brought me to tears, stories that made me smile and words that rang true to my heart. Throughout her narrative, I felt her warmth, honesty, kindness, humanity and generosity of spirit.

Reading Becoming brought me more awareness of my own privilege in this world, and provided me with a wider perspective on life behind the White House doors and a deeper understanding of the experience of what it was like to be the First Black American Family in America’s history.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read memoirs and autobiographies, especially of strong, intelligent, warm women of today.