Becoming [Engelstalig]

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  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781524763138
  • januari 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pagina's
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Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (Chicago, 17 januari 1964) is een voormalige first lady van de Verenigde Staten. Zij is de echtgenote van de 44e Amerikaanse president Barack Obama, die van 2009 tot 2017 regeerde. Michelle Robinson werd geboren in South Side Chicago en studeerde aan Princeton University en Harvard Law School. Ze keerde terug naar Chicago om er bij een bureau als advocate te gaan werken. Ze is de zus van de Amerikaanse basketbalcoach Craig Robinson. Michelle leerde Barack Obama kennen toen hij bij hetzelfde advocatenbureau kwam werken. Ze trouwden in 1992. Op 4 juli 1998 werd hun eerste dochter Malia Ann geboren en 10 juni 2001 kregen ze hun tweede dochter Natasha (Sasha). Ze woonden in South Side Chicago en na de verkiezing van haar man tot senator bleven zij er wonen in plaats van naar Washington te verhuizen. Direct na de inauguratie, op 20 januari 2009, heeft het gezin zijn intrek genomen in het Witte Huis. Michelle wordt gezien als een van de belangrijkste adviseurs van haar man.

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An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House. Illustrations

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations-and whose story inspires us to do the same.


This revealing memoir offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . Becoming is a 400-page expansion of this essential doctrine ['when they go low, we go high'], without compromising a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama's two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey -- Afua Hirsch * Guardian * This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall she's a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life, warts and all. . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction, with a similar warm languid tone to Ann Patchett's novel Commonwealth -- Viv Groskop * The i * Obama's memoir is a genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections. . . Allied to this candour is a steeliness of purpose. It is no exaggeration to say that every page of this book is, explicitly or otherwise, a reproach to Donald Trump, and a call-to-arms to those who would defeat the 45th President and all that he stands for -- Matt D'Ancona * Evening Standard * An inspirational memoir that also rings true -- Gaby Wood * Daily Telegraph, Five Stars *



januari 2018
1e druk
24,5 x 16,3 x 3,4 cm
Aantal pagina's
400 pagina's
Met illustraties


Michelle Obama
Crown Publishing Group (Ny)



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