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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, will motivate you to move forward with your dreams regardless of your circumstances, criticism, or what people think is the norm.




by Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama hasn't always been as well-known as she is today. Long before she was a lawyer, working mom, and First Lady to the 44th President of the United States, she was Michelle Robinson.

In her book Becoming, Michelle Obama provides a rare first-person look at her life during the family's time at the White House, and how hard work made her successful long before.

Growing up in Chicago, in a rapidly decaying neighborhood, Michelle's mother helped her to excel. Her hard work would lead to her studying at prestigious universities and developing a strong desire to help others. Discover more about Becoming in this Uptime Hack.

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I think it's one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child — what do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that's the end.

- Michelle Obama

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