Jody Glasgow

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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107,509
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    5 out of 5 stars 97,702
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,171

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners 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. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

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  • Unremarkable

  • By Lynn Kirk Hunter on 06-22-19

Becoming Mrs. Obama

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

I would never have chosen this book on my own but it was a book our book group picked. I thought it was overly long and packed with a lot of details I thought were unnecessary. I am not very interested in this woman. I thought the book underscored her perhaps misplaced pride, albeit conceit, in herself. I will never forget how she stood, wearing no flag pin, chest out, and declared, “This is the first day I have ever been proud to be an American.” Unsaid: My husband is President, I am First Lady. All of us, my entire family, will go down in history! Yea! I have been told that her speech did not contain those words, and I have listened to the speech and that is correct. However, those are the words I heard, that is what I took away from it, and therefore that is what I believe.
I would recommend this book to the Obama ilk.

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