Becoming by Michelle Obama
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“I grew up with a disabled dad in a too-small house with not much money in a starting-to-fail neighborhood, and I also grew up surrounded by love and music in a diverse city in a country where an education can take you far. I had nothing or I had everything. It depends on which way you want to tell it.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming
Although I was a bit late to the game with this one, I am SO GLAD I finally read it. Michelle Obama’s story is refreshingly honest and exquisitely written. In her rags to riches memoir, she details the unusual trajectory of her life. Her beautiful words flow as much as their meanings do. She writes of family, race, class, motherhood, politics, womanhood, and never settling for being settled. She writes from the heart, you can feel it in her writing, hear it in her voice. She is a sincere advocate for change, and doing what is right. For that, she has my utmost respect. Mrs. Obama is beautiful, inside and out. Highly recommended.