At one point or another during Barack Obama‘s presidency, most of us probably wished for the chance to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama and have her talk to us as warmly and intimately, as if we were an old friend. Alas, for most of us that dream was never thought likely to become a reality: though adored, Michelle Obama has largely remained a mystery aside from her public persona—that is, until now.
In a relative rarity for such a high-profile political figure, Michelle Obama narrates the unabridged audiobook of her memoir, Becoming, herself. Wherever you go—whether in the car, the subway, in the kitchen chopping carrots or even walking down the street—the wise, comforting voice of one of America’s most beloved public figures goes with you.
In that sense, it’s no surprise that Becoming, Michelle Obama’s debut memoir, has been a record-setting bestseller. The book has been lauded by reviewers and readers alike for its candid tone and intimate look into the life and making of a great career. How did Michelle Obama go from a childhood growing up in Chicago to a leader of public health initiatives, a champion in the league of powerful First Ladies, the partner of one of the most respected presidents in American history, and a mother to two girls?
Becoming tells the fascinating life story—through Michelle Obama’s words, straight into your ear.
Stephanie Kelley, Literary Editor
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“This is a case where you have to hear Michelle Obama read her story. It’s her story and she puts her whole emotional self into it.” Read more...
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“People want to know about the private lives of public people; Michelle Obama obliges us by providing an insider view of life in the White House. We learn about her first kiss, about the fact that she failed the bar exam the first time she took it, about her going to couples counseling with her husband. This is not a biography that withholds the tidbits one craves when reading about a famous person.” Read more...
Sharon Marcus, Literary Scholar
In a relative rarity for such a high-profile political figure, Michelle Obama narrates the unabridged audiobook of her memoir, Becoming, herself. You can hear the wise, comforting voice of one of America’s most beloved public figures: it’s almost as if you’re having a coffee with her.
Narrator: Michelle Obama
Length: 19 hours and 3 minutes
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