Summary of the Book
Becoming is a powerful, inspiring, and intimate memoir of Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States. She is one of the most iconic women at present, and she is known for being an influential advocate of women’s rights. Her strong and graceful presence at the White House made her one of the most identifiable global figures. This book covers her childhood in Chicago, her journey through the early years, and becoming the first African American First Lady of the United States.
About the AuthorMichelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama, popularly known as Michelle Obama, is more than just the first African-American First Lady. She is a lawyer, a university administrator and, most importantly, a writer. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Michelle Obama worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she dated the then President-to-be - Barack Obama. It was during Barack Obama’s presidential term (2009 - 2017) when Michelle wrote her first book American Grown (2012). Later, in 2018, Michelle went on to write her sophomore book Becoming, which she describes as a deeply personal experience. Becoming sold 725,000 copies in the United States of America and Canada on its very first day, becoming the second best-selling debut for any book that year.