LISTENER

Amazon Bean

New Haven, CT USA
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 2
  • ratings
  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,954
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,501

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Must Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Michelle Obama has always inspired me, because of her outward strength. But this book inspired me more...because you can see her inward strength. You get to see how she overcomes, not difficult times, but herself, and how every single thing she does is in service of others. I'm so inspired, I was brought to tears many times in camaraderie...as a mother, a woman, a minority. I love this woman and I hope this isn't her last book!

  • The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

  • A 25-Year Landmark Study
  • By: Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee
  • Narrated by: Kate McIntire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Using a comparison group of adults who grew up in the same communities but whose parents never divorced, Wallerstein shows how adult children of divorce essentially view life differently from their peers in intact homes, and also sheds light on the question that so many parents confront: whether to stay unhappily married or to divorce. This book is a landmark cultural event that will change the way all of us view divorce.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall it was Insightful

  • By C. Rodowsky on 03-03-15

Necessary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-19

As an adult child of divorce, who is now parenting children of divorce, it was incredibly important to me to understand the toxic behaviors that could spare my kids the pain of divorce for themselves, and how to really learn not to idealize marriage and relationships, but to see them for what they are. Hard, but worthy, work. This gave me so much insight to my own approach to relationships and makes me eager to work at my current relationship, because of the value it can bring to me, and my children.