A stunning work by the stunning and lovely Michelle Obama. “Becoming” transports the reader to the South Side of Chicago where her intermediate family was always close. Obama’s friends move away to greener, more spacious homes, but she nevertheless stays. Obama had to learn early on to make a name for herself because her brother was a star off and on the basketball court. Her wit and kindness take her to the gates of Princeton, and Obama again succeeds in a space where few individuals who were like her surrounded her. After taking several high-level positions (such as working for the prestigious law firm Sidley and Austin), she assists her husband, former president Barack Obama, into his role on the Hill. I love her courage, her openness, and her humanness as many of the other commenters have mentioned. It is uplifting and inspirational; it is also bold and sweeping. See why this book has the chance to change your life as well!