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It is a powerful and inspiring memoir that takes readers on an intimate journey through the life of the former First Lady of the United States. Becoming by Michelle Obama is one of the most powerful memoirs written in recent years. The book’s strength lies in its simple candid ring side view of a stellar life of a woman of great importance. Michelle Obama is a really excellent writer. Some of her prose reads like a speech, speckled with political rhetoric and summaries of her and Barack Obama’s achievements. I really appreciate how honest and candid is Becoming by Michelle Obama. She talks plainly about her doubts about Barack winning, about her distaste for the US political system, about selfishly wanting more of him for herself and their daughters, about her anxieties about making real impact as a First Lady, about how hurt she was when the media attacked her and took her words out of context. This is not necessarily the type of book I would recommend to everyone. If you like Michelle Obama or if you are curious about her life, then you should read this book.