A revealing biography of America's first afroamerican First Lady
Michelle Obama's biography reveals not only her time in the White House as the USA's first afroamerican First Lady but also her life from her early childhood. It is important to know what influeced a person, and to understand the motives of Michelle completely and truly it is also important to know her story from her early life ... Michelle Obama's biography reveals not only her time in the White House as the USA's first afroamerican First Lady but also her life from her early childhood. It is important to know what influeced a person, and to understand the motives of Michelle completely and truly it is also important to know her story from her early life on. Her growing-up in Chicago's South Side seems to be a complicated one, observing how white folks leave the neighborhood in fear of ghettoization which becomes then a selffullfilling prophecy, of course. But she grows up within a loving family which covers not only her devoted mother, her determined father and her beloved brother Craig but a bigger circle of family containing interesting personages. Michelle Obama, back then Michelle Robinson, recounts how she benefited from better education not only during her years at Princeton University but earlier on when she had the opportunity to change to a more endevoured elementary school. After finishing law school she worked at a corporate law firm earning good money but realizing an dissatisfaction at a time when she meets Barack Obama whom she comes closer to and with him and his hopeful demeanor is able to channel her abilities into more satisfying purposes. From there on she recounts how Barack's desire for a better America of real equality disembogue into his communal, then political involvement, serving as Illinois state senator and finally running for election thus becoming the first black President of the United States after 43 white males. Michelle adresses the difficulties she encounters, not knowing what her place would be as First Lady, since there is no job description for this position. During her time she finds meaningful work for the benefit of the nation. She also descibes the complexity of the upbringing of her two young daughters within the White House with its benefits and disatvantages like Secret Service agents hovering around them all the time outside the premises. All in all it is such a revealing, honest and rich biography and I enjoyed the journey on which Michelle Obama took me with it in its original English language. I am eager to also read the biography of Barack Obama soon!
Ausgezeichnet: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, 2019
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations-and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.