Good Evening All!
Posts on my blog today are like buses! I’ve had chance to do some catching up and so obviously the reviews start coming in thick and fast. Which brings me to this…Becoming by Michelle Obama.
So, my reviews are normally structured with a short synopsis of the book followed by my thoughts and how I got on. For this post I’m going to break the mould. I don’t know how to write a synopsis for this book, I mean it’s Michelle Obama. One of the most recognisable women on the planet! If you don’t know who she is then you have most definitely been living under a rock for the last goodness knows how many years! I can’t give her an introduction that is worthy, so I’m going to jump straight into what I thought about the book.
I joke. However I could stop there as I don’t think I’m able to express enough how much I loved this book. This book is nothing short of amazing. I loved every single chapter, page, word. It’s moving, inspirational, so refreshingly honest and written so very eloquently; but I didn’t expect anything less from the former First Lady of the United States.
I have always said I love the Obamas because they’re so relatable and down to earth. Finding out more about Michelle’s early years through to her early adult life did nothing but make her more relatable. I listened to Becoming on audio book and listening to Michelle read her story only made her even more personable and warm than she already was. There are “Michelle Obamas” all across the globe and I find it so incredibly humbling that she herself spreads that message. Girls everywhere are capable of ANYTHING.
I knew it already, but I love how the book shows how fiercely protective she is of her family. I can’t imagine the strain and stress that being in The White House can put on a family, but the Obama’s remained strong and dignified during Barack’s presidency and continue to do so. Not only that, but they opened the doors of The White House to families and children, just like them, that may never have had the opportunity to be there otherwise. I quite obviously don’t know for certain, but I imagine that The White House was such a nicer place to live/work/visit during their eight years there than it was prior and than it will be now.
I loved Michelle Obama before and I love her even more now. Not only are the United States lucky, the world is lucky to benefit from her kindness, graciousness and empowering being. I think we are all extremely privileged to have lived through a time when Michelle and Barack Obama graced us with their presence on this planet!
“If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.” – Becoming by Michelle Obama