A Book Review: Becoming, by Michelle Obama

February 17, 2019

Becoming is a heartwarming, passion-filled, and authentic portrayal of Michelle Obama's life. Michelle dives deep into the stories of her past, from when she was a five year-old girl desperate to prove herself to her demanding and unimpressed piano teacher to when she first stepped into the White House, daunted by its hundreds of sitting rooms and her new entourage of secret service agents but honored and inspired by the realization that she had the power to make change in the world. 

She lovingly relates stories from her childhood about her family, recollecting stories of her no-nonsense mother who did everything in her power to ensure the best for her children and her selfless, high-spirited father who hid his struggles with multiple sclerosis and refused to let its symptoms and damaging effects dictate the way he lived his life. 

Michelle is such a talented storyteller, and her desire for change as well as her positivity and kindness that radiate through her words are an inspiration. The touching tales of her past not only reveal some of the struggles she endured as a young girl, but shed light on important global issues—from access to education to gender and racial equality—that she worked to address as First Lady and encourages her readers to address too.


  1. This has to be one of my favorite books of 2019. Michelle writes with such grace and eloquence! Love the voice and hearing all about their years in the White House. :)

    1. Me too! I totally agree, she is such a gifted writer! :)