Book Review: ‘Becoming’ is a Moving Memoir by Michelle Obama

Tilyan Aslam
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end”, a very poignant quote from the book.
Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States of America has always been an inspiration to me, but her memoir touched my heart in so many different ways that I admire her even more now. I’m so thrilled to have read this powerful, surprising, and moving book.
Michelle Obama, quickly after being the first lady of the United States became one of the most powerful and iconic women in the world with her wisdom and intellect.
In this memoir, Michelle Obama reflects on her life growing up in the Southside of Chicago and her roots as a black girl. While reading the book, we also get to know about her college life experiences, her career as a lawyer, and how she met Barack Obama.
Personally, for me, the most touching part of the book was her love for her father and how painful his loss was for her. I couldn’t stop the flow of tears throughout this.
In this gorgeous memoir of hers, Michelle Obama invites her readers into her world, the experiences that shaped her,  from being raised in the south side of Chicago to being the first lady of the United States of America for eight years while establishing her voice as a woman and advocating for women throughout the world, to being a mother to her two daughters to performing her duties as a wife and a friend to her husband –Barack Obama, this book describes her moments, triumphs and disappointments, both public and private.
Michelle Obama has definitely graced the world with her kindness, wisdom, and confidence. Her memoir is for sure a refreshingly candid work of storytelling that will deeply inspire many girls throughout the world to become the best versions of themselves and to pursue anything and everything they want in their lives with hard work and persistence.
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