Book Review: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

Author: Michelle Obama

Genre: Memoir              


Cozy, learned and inspiration, ‘Becoming’ is an intense story of a woman of depth and vision. The one who has ignored all the expectations and utterly risen beyond those expectations.

The journey of an average middle-class young girl from the South Side of Chicago to becoming the First Lady of the United States of America (FLOTUS), Michelle Obama has outlined her story in the most elaborated way possible.

With each and every page of the book and chapter, some stories will inspire you, bring out the best version of you, make you feel a part of their journey and, above all it will give you the hopes to live your life to the fullest.

‘Becoming’ records the experiences that have shaped her. The readers are warmly welcomed into her world with courage and unity.


Michelle – the determined girl

What happens when a young South Side Chicago girl fights with the odds of being the one of ‘colour’ and goes ahead? The upshot is one of that will guide the reader to be in wonder of Michelle Robinson, who later became ‘Michelle Obama.’

Straight from a young age, Michelle was taught wisdom of self-confidence and faith in making her own decisions. This eventually became the root of her journey ahead.

From running in the top firms of Chicago to starting her course through a series of non-profits, Michelle saw her world from a different perspective, her perspectives. But she never let her ‘colour’ of skin define who she was.

Her habits to manage her challenging work schedule united with being present for her daughters’ every time, she has brilliantly presented the struggles that almost all working women go through.

Michelle – the FLOTUS

As the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama created the most inclusive and hospitable ‘White House’ in the history of its presidencies. While establishing herself as a potent advocate of woman’s rights and the girls in the U.S., and around the world, she changed the way families lead their lives, making them better and more active.

Withstanding with her husband, Barack Obama, as he led the U.S. through the most disturbing moments, she has proved the silver lining behind every cloud.

Their expedition together comes as the integration of thoughts, zeal, the grind to do the right thing and being focused on whatever you believe. From dealing with public life to politics to being a career-oriented woman to raising two daughters there are the hidden gems you would take from this book.

My learnings

– Everything has its own difficulties. It is your perspective to take it as a positive or negative way.

– You can be anything you want to be, only if you have the dedication to achieve it.

– Your success is incomplete without the support of your friends, family and close ones. These are the only people who would get you through your tough times.

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