I purchased Becoming by Michelle Obama last fall while in Orange Beach. I kept getting distracted by other books, but did read it off and on. I finally finished it this week.
The book tells of Michelle Robinson Obama's life up until she and President (always my president) Obama left office. Hers is a great story of growing up in the South Side of Chicago, raised by hard-working parents who were supportive and encouraging in any goal Michelle set for herself. Michelle graduated from Princeton, then Harvard Law School. She took a position in a law firm in Chicago and that's where she met intern Barrack Obama.
It was interesting to read about how Michelle was not happy in the corporate life and soon left it to work in other areas. Without realizing it, she was preparing herself to be the First Lady, caring about the lives of others as she began different initiatives. The book appears to be quite honest about Michelle's struggles with politics and President Obama's career as it took off. She shares openly about raising her daughters in the spotlight and the joys and difficulties of living in the White House with a family.
The book is very relate-able and easy to read. I wish that I were friends with her!