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Author: Michelle Obama Narrator: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2018 ISBN: 9780525633686
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States


In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.


In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. 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. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “From the former First Lady, here’s a memoir starting with her childhood on Chicago’s South Side and leading to her life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where she raised her children gracefully while representing the United States to the world.”

    Library Journal

  • An iBooks bestseller in Biographies & Memoirs
  • A Literary Hub Pick of the Ultimate Fall Books
  • A #1 bestseller in Lawyers and Judges Biographies
  • A Time Magazine Pick of Best New Books of the Month

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 E K | 11/14/2020

    " A very Bad natured person inside her heart. "

  • 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 irvins1 | 1/13/2020

    " I was anxious to read or to listen. So please thus far!! So pleased with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PenEllis | 8/6/2019

    " BECOMING was an amazing memoir by an amazing woman living through unprecedented experiences. It was so fascinating to hear her perspective from her childhood, to meeting Barack Obama, to embarking on the path to politics and the hugeness of what they took on. Bonus that Michelle Obama narrated it herself. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Linda | 5/25/2019

    " Full review: 50 to 5000 characters Michelle's narration was excellent and earnest. I really her memories of childhood that influenced her life's path. She is an inspiration to all women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Textile Patterns | 4/10/2019

    " Becoming is such a lovely book from start to finish. I loved hearing the back story of Michelle's childhood and courtship with Barack. The details of her professional growth as well as her evolution as a mother were sweet and fascinating. I highly recommend adding Becoming to your reading list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 3/5/2019

    " loved this book, so very elegantly narrative, thoughtful and inspiring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annabelle Lee | 1/26/2019

    " I loved hearing her voice as she told her story. Very empowering for anyone who hasn’t had it “handed to them on a silver platter”, both men and women!!!! Recommend everyone who wants to understand this dynamic family read this book. Not sensationalism, but truly sensational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/20/2018

    " I am not a fan of the Obamas, but I appreciate the office of The President and The First Lady, so I wanted to give this a listen. Michelle Obama is a wonderful narrator and I enjoyed her autobiography very much. Becoming will most likely be a best seller for many years to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coco Jordan | 11/13/2018

    " The woman is everything! "

About the Author

Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, she started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. The Obamas live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.