Summary of the Book Becoming is a powerful, inspiring, and intimate memoir of Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States. She is one of the most iconic women at present, and she is known for being an influential advocate of women’s rights. Her strong and graceful presence at the White House made her one of the most identifiable global figures. This book covers her childhood in Chicago, her journey through the early years, and becoming the first African American First Lady of the United States.
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About the Author
Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. The Obamas currently live in Washington, D.C., and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.