Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Photo taken from Pinterest. (I read mine in my Kindle and I want to use a really nice photo, so I found this on Pinterest).

I couldn’t help it, I just had to say something about the documentary, okay? More on that next post though.

We all know Michelle Obama as THE First Lady. But aside from that, she was, first and foremost, a daughter, a sister, a wife and a woman. For someone who came from a group who was used to being looked down on, she did well. Really well. She is someone who studied hard and worked hard. Someone who overcame struggles and yes, someone who woke up, got up, dressed up and told everyone “this is me, I’m going out there, ready to take the highs and the lows.”

The book was raw, real and interesting. It gave us a firsthand view of who Michelle was and is as a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife and a woman. It reminded me to go through life no matter how hard it is, work hard and reap what all the rewards with a good head on my shoulders and both feet on the ground.

I also happened to see the documentary that Netflix offered to its users. The documentary followed Michelle during the 34-city tour and showed her interactions with her mom, her brother, daughters, husband and her staff. I found her genuine and the kind of woman worth emulating. She is sassy, fierce intelligent, strong and hands down to Barack Obama for marrying an independent and intelligent woman. Aside from the interactions and anecdotes, the documentary also touched bits and pieces of two young people who are trying to forge their paths in this world. (I watched the entire documentary around 5 in the morning and I never got bored or sleepy. Go see it.)

If you haven’t yet, please go pick up and read BECOMING by Michelle Obama and watch BECOMING on Netflix. Whichever you do first. It’s uplifting and gives you hope, especially at times at like this.


Becoming by Michelle Obama – 5 stars

Becoming (Netflix) – 5 stars