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Becoming

Becoming
 

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States 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 firs... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241982983
Barcode 9780241982983
Published 14 November 2018 by Penguin
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Author(s) Read by Obama, Michelle
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ISBN-13 9780241982983
ISBN-10 0241982987
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 14 November 2018
International Publication Date 13 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) Read by Obama, Michelle
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Women's Studies
Multicultural Studies
Politics & Government
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 141mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 347g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of The British Book Award 2019 (UK) -- Winner of The British Book Award 2019 (UK)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor's office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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