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Becoming

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.

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Becoming

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Overview

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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