Michelle Obama – the first African American to become the first lady, has chronicled her journey in her book.
She, in her memoir ‘Becoming’ draws a picture of an ambitious, lower middle-class lass focusing on academics to raise her economic prospects.
The book takes one through her experiences from childhood in Southside of Chicago to the most popular address in the world. Her meeting with Barrack Obama and the subtle romancing to the marriage vows, the trials and tribulations of balancing motherhood and work makes one identify with the first lady. It’s the narrative of an intellectual who stood by her husband’s side during the journey to the white house, has raised two daughters, balanced work and motherhood. It has a few lighter moments of her growing up years captured succinctly. She has captured her private and public life with equal ease. The style of writing is simple, appealing and makes one want to read on.