Becoming

By Michelle Obama

Rating: 5/5



Favourite Quote:

""For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end. I became a mother, but I still have a lot to learn from and give to my children. I became a wife, but I continue to adapt to and be humbled by what it means to truly love and make a life with another person. I have become, by certain measures, a person of power, and yet there are moments when I still feel insecure or unheard. It's all a process, steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done."

Thoughts: Humanizing (in the best possible way) is the best word to describe this book about Michelle and Barack.


I read this book over a year ago and I loved it even more than I thought possible. The Netflix documentary also didn’t disappoint. One of the most powerful lines in the film is when asked about the struggles of being on stage during the Trump inauguration:


“A lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost like a slap in the face. I understand the people who voted for Trump, the people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, people think this is a game.”

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