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Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice

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What's your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help you discover-and rediscover-your story.

"It's not about being perfect. It's not about where you get yourself in the end. There's power in allowi
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Viking
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Miranda Reads
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Miranda by: Mimi
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If you don't see that your story matters, chances are that no one else will either. So even though it isn't always easy, it's important for you to find the strength to share your truth. Because the world needs to hear it.
Was there any doubt that this one would be 5 stars??

If you have NOT read Becoming by Michelle Obama, go out right now and pick up a copy.

It truly was one of my favorite books of the year - such an amazing, and powerful story.
If there's one thing I've learned in
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Evan
Becoming $20 poorer...

Somebody -- Michelle, her agents, publishers, media in general -- are laughing at this nation's suckers and flipping gleefully through piles of cash, having smartly identified and exploited America's platitudinous and infantile "empowerment" culture. Thus, this low-effort money grab.

My mom wanted this "book" for Christmas and after I looked at it at the bookstore I persuaded her that she didn't want it. She enjoyed Michelle's bio from last year and had expected, I suspect,
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Shenard Robinson
Thoroughly enjoying this guided journal experience. Each poses a different question in an effort to help you identify your voice. How important is this book for today's world where too often people speak someone's opinion as their own without understanding how their thought has been formulated and cultivated within the larger context of society and acceptance. ...more
Rosie
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lol I haven't even gotten this book back home yet. I'm on the bus writing this review as I've only just bought this book and I'm already in love with it.
Saw it on the Ellen show this week and was chuffed my local Tesco had it in stock.
Really helpful guide and journal for people like me who find writing and keeping a diary difficult and intrusive to a certain extent at times.

Would highly recommend this!
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Catherine
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book - like its author - is amazing. Michelle Obama is class personified!
Huma Rashid
Jun 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Pretty normal journal but it’s fine
Tori Zimperi
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This journal has really helped me heal from past trauma. I have tried journaling before but it was always difficult. The fact that this journal is guided really helps with the writing aspect... there are questions and different chapters which makes it easier to begin writing. If you get stuck you can come back to it later. I've really loved writing in it.... ...more
Diana Sepulveda
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Este libro era mi propósito del 2020. El propósito duró hasta mediados de febrero. Una pequeña crisis emocional se atravesó en el proceso de escribir a diario.
Luego llegó la pandemia.
En pandemia hice un curso de escritura terapéutica.
Y sólo después de eso, en octubre, pude retomar este journal.
“Mi historia” de Michelle Obama fue una de mis lecturas más inspiradoras del 2019 y realmente esperaba un poco más de este diario. Sin embargo no deja de ser un bonito ejercicio para pensar en esas cosas i
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Sydney Hack
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a disclaimer, I stream-of-conscious journal as a way of working through general feelings I don't understand and articulating abstract thoughts to myself. While this is my most common form of journaling, I do enjoy picking up Michelle Obama's guided journal every few stream-of-conscious sessions. The prompts are so different from the tangents I write in my journal. More than "discovering my voice," I think this journal is good for triggering memories long-past; the little things you take for g ...more
Michaela
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book, It made me love Michelle even more than I already did
Ellyn
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the reasons I liked this so much is that I listened to the audio book, which she read. I miss these people!
Eliza
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not a book, but a nice journal for all the journal, diary keepers. A nice way to reflect on topics that otherwise would be left untouched.
Lyra
- Inspirierendes Ausfüllbuch, das uns dazu einlädt, uns besser kennenzulernen, uns zurückzuerinnern und weiterzuwachsen! -

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Nicole Adams
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the definition of the perfect guided journal.
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I want to make it known that my political beliefs didn’t drive me to purchase this. This is a journal that could be used whether you liked the Obama family or not.
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The prompts all really made me think and reflect. They covered so many areas of life; some areas i haven’t even made it to yet.
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There is plenty of writing room to really go into detail and there is a purpose to each prompt. I recommend this to anyone!
Karen
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved her memoir - get it on audio with her own narration. In follow up, this journal does exactly what its title promises. Not nearly enough room for the kind of writing I do (write furiously, edit carefully later), but the questions are provocative, well-guided, and just enough to ignite intention.

Great for journaling as one is turning corners in life.
Emīls Ozoliņš
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
yeah, i’ve, uh, i’ve got no clue as to why i bought this knowing fully well that i am not the audience for this journal.

i couldn’t even answer a lot of questions because i haven’t lived through them like the audience would.

that’s fully my fault though.
Juliana
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s different, it invites you to think about yourself and your memories.
Iulia Ersilia
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Îmi place acest jurnal. Este o carte atractivă, curată, plină de întrebări, dar i-am dat 4 steluțe pentru că la unele nu găsesc răspunsurile.
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Matilda
May 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tröttnade. Ungefär samma frågor och de flesta kändes riktade till den som haft en sån där drömmig barndom. Tyckte några frågor var intressanta.
Rebecca Young
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I listened to it and loved it. So much. A really really good memoir.
Sally Holt
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A long childhood section but rushed second term as first lady. Interesting but not without flaws.
Maribeth
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this journal and prompts. No timeframe just when you feel like journaling. I tried to do on Monday's but wasn't always consistent. I gave myself grace on those days as the introduction to the journal reminds us to do. Enjoy! ...more
Anne
Dec 31, 2019 added it
This book is an insight into an amazing woman.
It tells her story from childhood to forging her own career and falling in love with Barack and raising their two daughters in the Whitehouse.
This is an honest inspiring account of Michelle Obama's life which I would recommend.

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Blanche
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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LiteraryMarie
Nov 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
For Implementation 2020
Michelle
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is very creative! I need to reading Becoming now.
Lola Harvey
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Literally is was ok that's it you can see the book is very very crafted to read only what is of public knowledge. Disappointing to me anyway, Nothing new. ...more
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

She was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm
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