Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.
I admire Michelle so much for all the role modeling she is doing for women and our youth. I wish she would run for President, I would vote for her. I understand why she doesn’t want to run. I love the premise of the book she Becoming Michelle Obama. Our lives are always in evolution. “Words Matter, what we say and do matter.”She talks about her marriage to The first African American president.
Oprah asked her about the title Becoming, She said it summed it all up. What do you want to be when you grow up? Is a terrible question, because we are always changing and looking for evolvement. She said the reason she was liked by others is that “she likes herself.” She talks about when her family left the white house, how she makes cheese toast for the first time in 8 years. She wrote this book because she finally had down time to reflect. When she was a child she moved to the south side of Chicago, during the” white flight.”In the ’70s Whites moved out to the suburbs as the colored families moved into the South Side. She talks about her parents sacrifice so they could have a better life.
I enjoyed this book so much.