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We, no more live in the so-called “Man’s World”. I believe that this world is being taken over slowly but steadily by strong, brave women who have shown immense strength of character and will and firmly stand their grounds no matter what. One such woman in recent times who has enamoured us with her elegance, panache, wit and courage is Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States of America from 2009 till 2017.
‘BECOMING’ is an intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir by Michelle Obama who has touched upon both her public and private life. In a two-minute Facebook video, Michelle Obama said the book is “the story of my humdrum plainness, my tiny victories, my lasting bruises, my ordinary hopes and worries.”
She is the most iconic and compelling woman in today’s era, who has lived a life full of meaning, humble learnings and great accomplishments. As the first African American to serve in the role of the First Lady of the U.S, she has left an indelible mark on the hearts of people all over the world and shoes so big that it seems impossible for anyone else to fill in. The most famous but daunting address in the world, The White House, truly became its most welcoming, inclusive and home-like under her reign. She has been a staunch advocate for women and girls in US and around the world, dramatically changing the way in which people have sought to lead healthier and more active lives. The coolest First Lady ever, she has shown us her dance moves, absolutely smashed carpool karaoke, aced every interview, gave the most powerful, badass speeches, all the while raising two down to earth beautiful daughters under the unforgiving media glare.
This memoir has chronicled all the experiences that have led Michelle LaVaughn Robinson to becoming Michelle Obama that we fondly know today – from her early childhood in Southside Chicago, through years of education in Princeton and Harvard, through climbing the professional ladder adding greater responsibilities on her shoulders, to standing as the pillar of support for her husband, Barack Obama, through balancing demands of motherhood and pressure of work, to her time spent at the most famous address in the world. 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.
If Michelle Obama, a woman of soul and substance, with her mesmerising and revelatory memoir can’t inspire you enough then I don’t what will. Releasing in November 2018, Becoming is a must-read in every sense possible. I am pre-ordering my copy immediately, what about you folks?