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Becoming by Michelle Obama


The #1 bestselling memoir now in paperback

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Finding Your Voice by Michelle Obama

The Becoming

A guided journal for discovering your voice

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama


The #1 international bestseller with a new introduction by the author

Listen to the Grammy® Award-Winning Audiobook

Now available in paperback, featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A.

Also available as a Young Readers edition adapted for children ages 10 and up, with a special introduction for kids written by the author, and 3 full-color photo inserts.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, now available in paperback and as a Young Readers edition, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.


An English-language edition of Becoming is published in the UK and British Commonwealth territories by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books at Penguin Random House UK.

The book is published in translation in 49 other languages, including SPANISH Plaza & Janés/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial GERMAN Goldmann Verlag/Verlagsgruppe Random House PORTUGUESE BRAZIL Objetiva/Companhia das Letras PORTUGUESE PORTUGAL Objectiva/Penguin Random House Portugal CATALAN Rosa dels Vents/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial SIMPLIFIED CHINESE Penguin Random House China HINDI Hind Pocket Books/PRH India FRENCH Editions Fayard ALBANIAN Dudaj Publishing ARABIC Hachette Antoine/Naufal ARMENIAN Newmag BENGALI Anyadhara BULGARIAN Soft Press BURMESE NDSP COMPLEX CHINESE Business Weekly Group CROATIAN Planetopija CZECH Argo DANISH Lindhardt og Ringhof DUTCH Hollands Diep ESTONIAN Helios Publishers FINNISH Otava Publishing Company GEORGIAN Palitra L Publishing House GREEK Athens Bookstore Publications HEBREW Yedioth Books HUNGARIAN HVG Publishing Co. ICELANDIC Salka INDONESIAN Noura Books ITALIAN Garzanti JAPANESE Shueisha KOREAN Woongjin Think Big Co., Ltd. LATVIAN Zvaigzne ABC LITHUANIAN Alma Littera MACEDONIAN Ars Lamina MALAYALAM DC Books MARATHI Krishna Publications MONGOLIAN Monsudar NORWEGIAN Cappelen Damm POLISH Agora Publishing House ROMANIAN Editura Litera RUSSIAN Eksmo SERBIAN Laguna SINHALA Wijesooriya Grantha Kendraya SLOVAK Tatran SLOVENE Učila SWEDISH Bokförlaget Forum THAI Amarin Printing and Publishing TURKISH Mundi UKRAINIAN FORS (BookChef) VIETNAMESE First News - Tri Viet Publishing Co., Ltd.

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