[Review] “Becoming” by Michelle Obama

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I dragged my feet on reading Becoming because I assumed that it would be like any other celebrity memoir — hackneyed writing in big font with many cliches and platitudes, written to sell to a large audience of already committed fans. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was totally wrong. Becoming is an honestly and empathetically written book — Michelle Obama exhibits a surprising amount of frankness when discussing…