Being a public figure isn’t everybody’s piece of cake. The constant stress of performing better, being judged and criticized walks with you all the time especially when you are BLACK and a WOMAN. As time passes responsibilities of career and family pile up. You can’t leave one duty and simply choose another. You have to become a juggler. Constantly, skill fully, carefully juggling each aspect of your life giving justice to all at the same time. It is tedious to balance it all but you make it happen for the sole reason – You love your job and whom ever you do it for!
About the book :
The book takes you on a wonderful journey through the eyes of Michelle Obama. The book begins with her most beloved childhood memories of her hometown in Chicago. She affectionately describes her hard working parents, her bonding with her brother and the surroundings she grew up in. Her high school experiences, her career as a lawyer, her romantic relationship with hubby Barack Obama right from their first encounter till date can be described as pieces of a puzzle put together to make a beautiful picture. Although the best part of the narrative is undoubtably her becoming a mother. The heart warming description of her celebrating her motherhood will melt your heart.
The latter part of the narrative describes the changes in her life due to addition of a new dimension- politics. This daughter, wife and mother of two goes on to become one of the most celebrated First Lady of United States. Her experiences from the White House, her sacrifices, her consistent support for her husband’s vision, her unwavering self confidence, her being effortlessly comfortable in her skin and her love for her work despite occasional political criticism is beautifully penned down.
Reasons to pick up this book:
1. Often what we see or read about people on the internet is not the real picture. Thus we mistake people for what they are not. This book will help you reconsider your thoughts because it is a picture painted by someone with whom it has actually happened.
2. An honest narrative written by confident hands.
3. No bragging or blaming of any sort is expressed in the book.
4. A graceful story written in graceful style.
About the author:
Michelle Obama was born on January 17 1964 in Chicago. A lawyer by profession she served as the First Lady of United States from 2009 to 2017 after marrying the former US President Barack Obama. As First Lady she took up various social initiatives such as the Partnership for a Healthier America, LGBT rights, the Let’s Move campaign for childhood obesity, women’s rights and much more. She is a hugger, elegant and funny.
The narrative doesn’t revolve around the author and her perspective alone. It also equally highlights the people in her life, their point of views and their role in shaping her story. Through her story echoes the voice of countless women around the world who aspire to BECOME better, to BECOME the best version of themselves.