“Becoming” is a memoir written by Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States. The book was published in 2018 and quickly became a bestseller. In “Becoming,” Michelle Obama reflects on her life, from her childhood and early experiences to her years in the White House.
The memoir is divided into three main sections: “Becoming Me” details her upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, her family, and her educational journey. “Becoming Us” focuses on her relationship with Barack Obama, their marriage, and her role as a mother. “Becoming More” covers her experiences as First Lady, her work on various initiatives, and her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities she encountered while in the public eye.
Throughout the book, Michelle Obama shares personal anecdotes, insights, and her perspectives on a wide range of issues, including race, class, and the responsibilities and expectations placed on her and her family during her time in the White House.
“Becoming” received critical acclaim for its candid and honest portrayal of Michelle Obama’s life, her accomplishments, and her values. The book also explores her commitment to public service, women’s empowerment, and education. It offers a glimpse into the personal and public aspects of her journey, from her early years to her time as First Lady, and has resonated with readers as an inspiring and relatable account of personal growth and service.