About The Author: Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.
She was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, and subsequently worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Michelle Obama is the sister of Craig Robinson, men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University. She met Barack Obama when he joined Sidley Austin. After his election to the U.S. Senate, the Obama family continued to live on Chicago’s South Side, choosing to remain there rather than moving to Washington, D.C.
It was fascinatingly riveting, intriguing, inspirational, powerful, moving! It’s so hard to find role models in our modern world because appearance, faking, imitation, being artificial are the main values to find someplace at the upper level.
Instead of being an honorable first lady, Ms. Obama always attracts attention with her fight for social issues even though how controversial, unconventional, and challenging they were which made her an iconic figure. She is unique. She loves greens, she loves to exercise, she loves to dance. She is different from the other first ladies we’ve been introduced to throughout the centuries, isn’t she? I cannot imagine so of them dance with Jimmy Fallon at his late-night show or play the soccer team of James Corden.
Let’s get a closer look at the book: It is divided into 3 main chapters: “Becoming Me” is about the early childhood and family life of Obama at South Side of Chicago. Not a wealthy, easy childhood, and at a young age she loses her father who suffered from multiple sclerosis. But also we see her ambition, success during her school years and take a close look at her education at Princeton and Harvard Universities. Then she starts to work at Sidley Austin and meets with Mr. Barack Obama.
The second part: “Becoming Us”; my favorite part of the book. Lately, I have read so many silly, nonsense romance books. Everything about them was extra far-fetched. But when I read something that directly captivates my heart and makes you feel for the couple, I know that I’m on the right track. Their love story excited me. It made me smile and sigh several times. Actually, I made so many “aww” voices that my husband thought I was watching “Love Actually” for the hundredth time. So yes, it was real, it melts my heart and I loved the parts about their marriage. And yes, this part also tells us Barack Obama’s political carrier and ends with the election night in 2008! Yes, he was elected President of the United States.
I actually liked the story about Obamas ‘ giving up corporate law to do something meaningful. You know they can easily pay the humongous, terrifying student loans by making an impressive amount of money by working as corporate lawyers.
And the final part is “Becoming More” which tells us about the first family life.
Overall: I enjoyed this memoir. It is one of my fastest, impressing, touching readings. I loved Michelle Obama’s two quotes that really work as my life mottos which are “Choose people who lift you up” and “Find people who will make you better” Thankfully I did. And I loved this book. I’d better read more memoirs.