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Title: Becoming
Authors: Obama, Michelle
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 416
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' Michelle Obama has some strong opinions about such questions, but certainly her response would not have been to say 'to be the First Lady'. But of course, this is exactly where she ends up as the wife of President Barack Obama, from 2009-2017. Her journey to one of the most famous addresses in the world started in a working class neighbourhood in the South Side of Chicago and progressed via Princeton and Harvard, corporate law, marriage and motherhood.

Written with warmth and candour, this is an inspiring memoir from a former First Lady offering readers the unique perspective of someone achieving many 'firsts' in her life thus far.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Very well written. It has been professionally written but it still has a style where you feel Michelle is talking to you."

"There is delightful humour as well as many quotable quotes throughout the book."

"The machinations of political life are eye-popping."

"This is not a clinical account of Michelle's life - warmth and candour show throughout."

"Such a big read could have become repetitious but it not, it is very well edited."

"While it's a big book, it's very well written, very interesting and a pleasure to read."
Categories: Non fiction, 2020 Titles

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