Michelle Obama is the former (and forever) first lady of the United States and wife of ex-president Barack Obama. She is an incredibly well-respected figure in the media and public at large, largely due to her humanitarian efforts and regular motivational speaking engagements. Being the ex-first lady of the United States comes with a lot of attention, people constantly requesting interviews and clambering to ask you questions can become stressful after a while. Michelle Obama decided to solve the problem of excessive media attention by answering everyone’s questions through her very own memoir titled “Becoming.”
What the book is about
When it comes to subject matter, Michelle Obama has no shortage of topics to address. Michelle Obama’s book Becoming is largely about her life as a young teenage girl and how her upbringing played a major role in shaping her into the woman she is today. Throughout the book, Michelle talks about memories of her childhood, friends, family and more to give readers a more personal look at the former First Lady.
The memoir is also said to include a detailed account of her time in the White House and how politics helped her find her true calling. Becoming is largely a comprehensive memoir that Michelle hopes will encourage and motivate people to become the best version of themselves.
The Excitement Behind “Becoming”
Michelle Obama’s Becoming title was released in late 2018 and the sales numbers are quite astonishing. The publishing company who produced the physical copy of the memoir reports that the book has already sold over 10 million copies since its release. This sets up Michelle Obama’s book as potentially one of the most successful memoirs ever written.
The excitement behind the title is for obvious reasons – very rarely has the public been able to gain up close and personal access to the life of presidents less known their wives. Being that Michelle Obama was one of the most popular First Ladies, it’s easy to see why people are so excited to pick up the book. The anticipation of having a first-person account of what goes on behind the doors of the White House is enough to sell this book alone.
Why Becoming is So important
Michelle Obama’s Becoming memoir marks a very historical moment in politics and the world. There has never been a time where transparency and openness have been at the forefront like today’s global political and social climate. Michelle Obama writing a memoir about her time as the first lady is the first time in history where the general public gains access to private details and previously undisclosed information about our leading political figures.
Becoming opens the path for future politicians and lawmakers to be held accountable for their personal and public actions. Michell Obama is the perfect person to begin this new trend and with so many eyes on her, she is sure to deliver one of the best-selling memoirs of all time. Aside from sales figures alone, Becoming is a hallmark in politics, society, and how we will evolve in the future.