Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964 in the south side of Chicago; her dad was a city water plant employee, and mom was a secretary at a catalog store. Michelle was a curious child, always interested in her father's duties as the local Democratic precent captain. She was very close to her older brother Craig, a local basketball star, which exposed her to much of the street life of Chicago.
Michelle's parents made sure that she always put education first; Michelle, like her older brother, ended up attending Princeton University to study sociology and African-American studies, graduating in cum laude in 1985. She later pursued a degree in law from Harvard law School, graduating in 1988.
After her education, she became an associate at a Chicago law firm, where she met future President Barack Obama.
Becoming by Michelle Obama is the memoir of her life; it starts from her earliest memory all the way until it's publication date, November 2018. It provides a window into a world unknown to most, and truly displays how much she overcame and accomplished well before she met President Obama.
This book was extremely well written, and I really enjoyed reading about her early years as well as her point of view as first lady during the Obama Administration.
Becoming has spent 86 weeks on Amazon's most read top charts for nonfiction books, and for good reason; I learned so much from this book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in national policy. Even if you don't care for government affairs, it's still a powerful read and would highly suggest you pick it up.
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