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Becoming by Michelle Obama

In this radiant memoir, Michelle Obama's recounts her childhood in a middle-class family on the South Side of Chicago, and her ascension to First Lady of the United States. Through evocative, detailed stories and anecdotes, she delves into the characters of her earlier life, her relationship with Barack, her life as a mother, and the issues that matter to her.

This honest, positive and inspiring book establishes her not just as a role model but as a deeply talented writer.

Why I Loved It: I know, I'm a little late to the party with this 2017 book. I tend to avoid political memoirs, but it turns out this wasn't a typical political memoir. Michelle Obama writes with a beautiful narrative style - sharing small, detailed stories of her life that accumulate into something whole and meaningful. I appreciate that she didn't use the platforms to cast stones, but rather to build up other women.

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