BECOMING by Michelle Obama
★★★★★ / 5 (Standard)
★★★★★ / 5 (Mama Scale)
Michelle Obama's beautifully written and deeply profound memoir.
Okay, saying this is a "Book Review" is a bit of a lie. This isn’t a book review … it’s, in reality, a “review of the ways I’ve grown just reading this book because Michelle Obama is an amazing, humble, beautiful boss lady”
Seriously, BELIEVE THE HYPE.
So, here are 5 things “Becoming” reinforced for me in a whole new beautiful way:
Success isn’t just about working hard, it’s also about believing in yourself.
There is power in encouraging and empowering others to be themselves, and that they are valued.
Being in the limelight has the power to enhance someones true character and reveal what truly matters to that person.
The lowly, the marginalized, the hurt, the needy are the ones government most needs to protect. And, you don’t need the power of the presidency to make a lasting impact.
Being a woman is something to be celebrated! While long standing cultural stereotypes may push back against minorities and women in power, they are exactly what this country needs.
While I don’t agree with every policy passed in the two terms that Barak Obama was in office, I absolutely agree with everything Michelle preaches when it comes to loving and caring for your neighbor and staying grounded in the belief that this country can become a better place if we just put a little hard work into making that happen. She is a rockstar and I’m so freaking grateful she wrote this book.
Overall, one of my favorite autobiographies I have read in a long while.
EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. if you just want to be a better human. Also, if the modern presidency is something that interests you.
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