"" Writer's Wanderings: Books For The Road - Becoming by Michelle Obama

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Books For The Road - Becoming by Michelle Obama

There have been several biographies/autobiographies of First Ladies that I have read but I found Becoming by Michelle Obama gave me quite a different perspective. Well written, it took me into a world I wouldn't ordinarily see partly because of the color of my skin and partly because of the world of politics I've never entered.

While many of her experiences were beyond the realm of my world, there were so many other places that I could connect with her. Becoming a wife and mother for one. While I never had the kind of career she entered into, I could imagine the chaos and stress of juggling as it related to my own as a business woman years ago.

I have to say, I admire all the First Ladies of our country. Theirs was not an easy job either and this First Lady gave a personal view of what it was like to sacrifice career and home and privacy for service to country in a unique position. I enjoyed the behind the scenes look and admire the courage and fortitude to move forward with programs that despite criticism were a step in the building of a better future for our children.

Whether you agree with the politics or not, it is an interesting look into eight years of serving in the White House and still being a mom and a wife and trying to keep a semblance of family. Hats off to you Mrs. Obama. Yours is a great book for the road.

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