I was anxious for two reasons that this book does not fit well. Initially, I do not know Obamas, but I have some friends who are intimate personal friends of both Michelle and Barack (this goes to my law school while Barack teaches) And then I lived in Chicago Secondly, I clearly personally do not have anything against them, but I am not particularly a fan of their politics. I think we can provide an objective view – and I thought it was moving and worthwhile.
What I find most often in this book is the combination of Michelle Obama ‘s self – merciful absence and clarity vision. I think that this is a difficult book to write – she knew that whatever she wrote, someone, and perhaps a lot of people would criticize it.
Therefore, she does not settle political scores but rather focuses on what is called practical insight and authority delegation. That is probably a wise choice – after all, her husband’s words as president showed that few people are interested in political solutions or compromises.
The first one-third of the book covers her childhood (“Becoming Me”). Contrary to the stereotype of the Democratic Party as an elite party, Mr. Obama ‘s childhood was at least the working class. She grew up in the middle school of Chicago near the South Shore. Her father was a boiler operator.
Mr. Obama grew up in a stable household. Her parents had high expectations, but it was difficult for my family life, especially my father, suffering from multiple sclerosis. Still, she somehow managed to work at Princeton, to Harvard Law, and at Sidley & Austin, a super famous law firm in Chicago. So she met Barack. In 1991, when Barrack returned to Chicago from Harvard I started law school.
He was talking about before starting teaching at the University of Chicago. Because a powerful Harvard graduate did not choose to work on a white shoe company like Sidley, but rather to return to organizing the community. In contrast, Mr. Michelle Obama is uncovering that in this book, unlike her husband, he is a person who follows an organized path that appears as planned.
These first years with Barack form the second third of the book (“Becoming Us”). Mr Obama was suffering from her husband’s political ambition because being a political spouse is always to force enormous expenses for those who are not officials (and she I am not interested in taking office).
Indeed, she seems to have worked well, but as a result she talks a long time about the couple’s counseling that they had to experience! Overcoming reading this by having much more irrelevant details than the biography of the “Rising Star” written by David Garrow two years ago, all of them are very interesting and much readable. Michelle Obama makes no mistake here. Readers, or at least this reader, are grateful.
Mr. Obama says “It will be more” the most difficult part to conclude the last third of this book. She talks about opportunities to provide not only stress but also the vision of attracting attention, criticizing the successor of Barack. I am not sure, but I am on duty at actual measurement. Finally, she remains optimistic, but she feels a bit of a feeling that she can not be sure if my optimism is justified.
I sympathize with Mr. Michelle Obama. Whether its power is direct or indirect, everyone with power will always end up irritated, but in order to see the contrast between her husband and Donald Trump she has to bother her . But I think she chose the right path not to focus it on books. She is fundamentally pragmatic and seems to come from at least this book. And since we all were able to use more pragmatic pragmatism, the contribution to her discourse with this book (unlike many political autobiographies) is clear and precious .
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 United States 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 listeners 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.