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December Becoming By Michelle Obama

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address.

Book Review By
Louw Potgieter Senior Book Buyer

Becoming is not a political book. It’s the very personal and highly inspiring story of a very strong and resilient yet all too human and vulnerable spirit who has had an extraordinary life so far. An infectiously positive spirit that has come so far from such humble beginnings to being one of the most popular and recognizable people on our planet today. Yes, Michelle Robinson married Barack Obama and therefore politics, but Becoming is a highly personal book, and one that anyone can relate with – regardless of your political views, gender, race, nationality, cultural background, or social standing.

Michelle opens not only the door to her personal life, but also her heart, and the premise of Becoming is that we are all human; that it’s not about who we are, but rather who we are becoming. No wonder this extremely well written story of hope and the best of our human ideals has taken the entire world by storm. It has shot to the top of bestseller lists all over the planet, and I suspect it will inspire generations to come to never give up the good fight, whatever the circumstances you find yourself and whatever the state of the world. Because no matter who you are – your voice and your life matters. Own it!

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