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Becoming / Michelle Obama.

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Babcock Library - Ashford LP B OBA (Text to phone) 33110143449013 Adult Biography Available -
Bethel Public Library LARGE TYPE BIO OBAMA (Text to phone) 34030142392627 Adult Large Type Checked out 12/31/2019
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP B OBAMA (Text to phone) 34014142891747 Adult Large Type Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron LRG PRI 973.932 OBAMA (Text to phone) 33400145560028 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe LP 973.932 OBAMA (PBK) (Text to phone) 34026141853619 Adult Large Type Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington LP/973.932/OBAMA (Text to phone) 34037143248328 Adult Fiction Large Type In transit -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW LARGE PRINT 973.932 OBAMA (Text to phone) 32518144349415 Adult Large Type Checked out 11/25/2019
Milford Public Library 920 OBAMA MICHELLE (Text to phone) 34013143625054 Adult Nonfiction Large Type Checked out 11/24/2019
Milford Public Library 920 OBAMA MICHELLE (Text to phone) 34013143631367 Adult Nonfiction Large Type Checked out 12/22/2019
Milford Public Library 920 OBAMA MICHELLE (Text to phone) 34013144072439 Adult Nonfiction Large Type Available -
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Formatted Contents Note:
Becoming me -- Becoming us -- Becoming more.
Summary, etc.:
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, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Subject: Obama, Michelle, 1964-
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
African American women lawyers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Legislators' spouses > United States > Biography.
Large type books.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Large type books.

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The former first lady looks back on an unlikely rise to the top while navigating issues of race and gender in this warmhearted memoir. Obama's narrative is the story of an African-American striver, born to a working-class family in a Chicago ghetto, who got Princeton and Harvard degrees and prominent jobs in law and public relations, attended at every step by the nagging question, "Am I good enough?" ("Yes I am," she answers). It's also about her struggle to keep husband Barack's high-powered political career from subsuming her identity and the placid family life she preferred to the electoral frenzy-she disavows any desire for public office herself-while she weathered misgivings over work-life balance and marital strains that required couples' counseling. Becoming the first lady ratchets up the pressure as Obama endures the Secret Service security bubble, has every public utterance and outfit attacked by opponents, gets pilloried as a closet radical, and soldiers on with healthy-food initiatives. Obama surveys most of this with calm good humor-"infuriating" Republican obstructionism and Donald Trump's "misogyny" draw her ire-while painting an admiring, sometimes romantic portrait of Barack and evoking pathos over her parents' sacrifices for their children. There are no dramatic revelations and not much overt politics here, but fans of the Obamas will find an interesting, inspiring saga of quiet social revolutions. Photos. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Obama embodies the American dream, overcoming barriers of race, class, and gender to become one of the most influential leaders of our times. Though we stood witness to her husband's historic ascent to become the first black U.S. president, this memoir reveals surprising, intimate details that shaped news stories and public perception. We learn how Obama struggled with the same challenges many people of color or marginalized groups face, including self-doubt-at times asking, "Am I good enough?" Yet her courage, determination, and resolve-molded by her parents, extended family, and friends-lifted her to achieve: first as an undergraduate at Princeton University, then as a law student at Harvard University, followed by her professional career in corporate law, government, and the nonprofit sector. VERDICT The audiobook may seem daunting with 19 hours of listening, but Obama's narration moves the story quickly as it captivates. Her familiar voice personalizes the story and emotionally draws listeners deeper. The only negative for the audiobook is that it omits the photos in the print version.-Gladys Alcedo, Wallingford, CT © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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