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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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it was amazing

Did anyone else experience intense feelings of reminiscence and nostalgia? Hasn't the past 2 years felt like a lifetime? Michelle Obama's book is a like a breath of fresh air.

Overall, Obama's memoir provides such great insight into her childhood, her relationships with her family, her passion for learning, her budding career as a lawyer and her relationship with Barack. She seems studious and serious but with a streak of playfulness that made her book fun to read. I will admit, the final quarter of the book felt a little too "safe" and neutral, opting for a broader perspective of the presidency and I wanted more nuance. I wanted her to get mad like I got mad but you know what they say, when they go low and so on...

If you've seen interviews of her during her book launch, Michelle Obama revealed a lot of anecdotes from her book, practically verbatim. Which meant that the second half felt kind of spoiled and lost any wow-factor it might have had before. I still gave it 5-stars because I'm a bleeding-heart liberal and, as a whole, it's truly a fantastic book.
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Reading Progress

August 27, 2018 – Shelved
August 27, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 10, 2018 – Started Reading
December 10, 2018 –
page 35
8.22%
December 14, 2018 –
page 154
36.15%
January 3, 2019 – Finished Reading

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