Spring 2023 Book Club
Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join our host Private Vista for the April EFBC Book Club event as we discuss Michelle Obama’s Becoming, an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Becoming was published in November of 2018 and quickly became the highest-selling book of the year and topped the NY Times Bestsellers list for 20 weeks. The memoir’s 24 chapters (plus a preface and epilogue) are divided into three sections: Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More.
Becoming Me recaps Micelle’s early years growing up on the South Side of Chicago with her parents and brother. The book follows her to Princeton University and Harvard Law School and then recounts her early career as a lawyer and meeting Barack Obama. Becoming Us traces the beginning of the Obamas’ relationship, follows their marriage and the start of Barak Obama’s political career in the Illinois State Senate and ends with election night in 2008. Becoming More guides readers through Barack Obama's presidency, Michelle Obama's focus on her Let's Move campaign, and her role of "head mom in chief" to her two daughters as well as other aspects of the Obama's life as the first family.
In this work of deep reflection and engaging storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her. 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 with honesty and wit. Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires others to do the same.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 and secure your spot today!