March 29, 2019
Do you recognize these faces? She hasn't changed much, now that she's an adult. Easily recognizable to most Americans as well as to much of the rest of the world... author of BECOMING...
MICHELLE ROBINSON OBAMA!
This is a woman who loves her life, her country... and most importantly, loves her husband, her children and her family. She exemplifies all the qualities I most admire: intelligence, beauty, elegance, honor, kindness, creativity and dignity. This is a woman who comes from very humble beginnings and spent the largest part of her life trying to elevate others into a better life because she had positive mentors and people who showed her possible doors... and helped her to open them!
This is a woman who refused to define herself as FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States,) but rather as Michelle Robinson Obama, taking the reader as far back as she can remember. She paints a picture of her childhood and her relationship with her parents as well as the rest of her family, which impacted the way she carried herself throughout her life and how she raised her two daughters. She tells of her ambitions and desire to help make the world a better place, fighting for equality years before she made headlines;
who advocated for others decades before healthy snacks in schools became an initiative; who worked for non-profits, City Hall, healthcare and academia so she could make an impact where it mattered- to heal divisions and disparities... who lived life to its fullest before being thrust before the cameras.
Never fond of the political arena, Michelle realized that she held a position few woman have throughout history, and to be the first woman of color to be First Lady made her a role model in the eyes of so many...a position that wasn't always comfortable, but a role in which she positively shone!
Michelle Obama is gifted in her ability to express her emotions...to write with tremendous insight and meticulous attention to detail. She writes like she speaks...personally and honestly, candidly and directly. She depicts life on the campaign trail and life inside the White House... and the roles of the First Family, inviting the reader to explore some of her most personal thoughts as initiatives, bills, summits and security decisions shaped America... and her new role as FLOTUS... at break-neck speed... sometimes funny, sometimes sad, often shocking, often emotional...but always sincere and relatable.
Being able to tear down walls rather than build them; communicate passionately rather than attack venomously, Michelle Obama forged the cornerstone of the legacy she wishes to leave the world. Together, she and Barack gave a sense of possibility to ordinary people.
"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as a forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end..." Michelle Robinson Obama
Michelle Obama, I am stunned, in awe and so pleased I took the time to get to know you better. Thank you for making the world a better place by being an active part of it!
Without a doubt, this is one of the best autobiographies I have EVER read!!! Read it NOW!!