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Short on time? Or maybe you’ve already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from Becoming!
The bestselling memoir, Becoming, contains a powerful story of working hard, overcoming obstacles, and learning to adapt. In three parts— Becoming Me, Becoming Us, Becoming More— Michelle Obama tells her story from childhood through her eight years of being the first African American First Lady in United States history. She gives an insightful look into her family and achievements. She does so by utilizing vivid examples and vignettes that paint her experiences with ease for the reader. She handles hard topics with grace and care.
Throughout her life, Michelle had to learn to balance the difficulties of her husband’s political career, her own career, and keeping her family running smoothly so that her daughters could grow up happily and healthily. In the book, she details her academic, professional, and White House successes as well as her personal ones. Of all her achievements, she is most proud of being a mother and has two daughters who fill her with pride. She tried her hardest to give them a normal life despite the undoubtedly unusual circumstances.
In Becoming, Michelle Obama shows her distinct personality apart from her husband’s while also highlighting the ups and downs of their relationship, and the hardships they went through to build their family.
This audiobook encapsulates key takeaways found in the original book. We’ve also provided an in-depth analysis as well as removing any fluff to save you hours of your time. If you’ve read the original, then this audio summary will help you solidify the most important lessons.