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Listening Length 19 hours and 3 minutes
Author Michelle Obama
Narrator Michelle Obama
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date November 13, 2018
Publisher Random House Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B07B3JQZCL
Best Sellers Rank #104 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Biographies of Politicians
#4 in Political Leader Biographies
#4 in Biographies of Women

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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a book that should be read by every generation to know that anything is possible.
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When you read a book, a good book, you get fully engrossed in the lives of the characters. It is like a short but powerful relationship that you have with them. When you pick up a memoir by Michelle Obama, there is a lot of expectation baggage at the beginning itself.

I am a fan of team Obama. I have seen all possible YouTube videos of them; speeches, campaign footage, interviews, dances, karaoke performances, dinners, street interactions; I follow them on social media and a couple of years back I read Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama which was quite insightful as well. Despite these impressions already formed, this book made me admire and respect them even more.

In her memoir, Michelle Obama talks about the experiences in her life that made her what she is. How she became.

While political experiences are obviously a part of her narration, she does not write about politics or advocate a side. Instead, she writes about values, people, reactions, thoughts. It is really a mesmerizing story about a remarkable woman. Her not-so-privileged childhood, her struggle to balance work and motherhood and her life as the First Lady. She writes about the achievements and failures in all aspects of her life. She talks about larger issues like discrimination as well as the supposedly little things like family and love which make a difference. Surprisingly, it is relatable.

The writing is eloquent, honest and simple. It feels intimate and warm. It is a story of a woman of character and strength.

Some might say that good PR will ensure that this is how she is projected. I say. Read the book for the writing, the inspiration that comes from it. It is a book that should be read by every generation to know that anything is possible. That you must own your story. That you matter.
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