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 a book with such star power, Michelle Obama narrates the 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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