The Resource Becoming, Michelle Obama

Becoming, Michelle Obama

Label
Becoming
Title
Becoming
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Obama
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. When she was a little girl, Michelle Robinson's world was the South Side of Chicago, where she and her brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family's upstairs apartment and played catch in the park, and where her parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson, raised her to be outspoken and unafraid. But life soon took her much further afield, from the halls of Princeton, where she learned for the first time what if felt like to be the only black woman in a room, to the glassy office tower where she worked as a high-powered corporate lawyer--and where, one summer morning, a law student named Barack Obama appeared in her office and upended all her carefully made plans. Here, for the first time, Michelle Obama describes the early years of her marriage as she struggles to balance her work and family with her husband's fast-moving political career. She takes us inside their private debate over whether he should make a run for the presidency and her subsequent role as a popular but oft-criticized figure during his campaign. Narrating with grace, good humor, and uncommon candor, she provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of her family's history-making launch into the global limelight as well as their life inside the White House over eight momentous years--as she comes to know her country and her country comes to know her. [This book] takes us through modest Iowa kitchens and ballrooms at Buckingham Palace, through moments of heart-stopping grief and profound resilience, bringing us deep into the soul of a singular, groundbreaking figure in history as she strives to live authentically, marshaling her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?"--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NHP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Obama, Michelle
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E909.O24
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Michelle
  • Presidents' spouses
  • African American women lawyers
  • Legislators' spouses
Label
Becoming, Michelle Obama
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming me -- Becoming us -- Becoming more -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524763138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978500582
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030413521
  • (OCoLC)on1030413521
Label
Becoming, Michelle Obama
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming me -- Becoming us -- Becoming more -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524763138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978500582
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030413521
  • (OCoLC)on1030413521

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