In Becoming, Obama chronicles her life to this point, opening up about her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. If you already consider her the “Forever First Lady,” her story will only solidify those feelings. Her candid recollections and reflections feel as if they’re coming from a close friend, and they cover relatable topics such as self-doubt, grief, work, and family.
There’s a lot to learn in Becoming — not just about Obama but about America. By sharing her unique experiences, she passes on lessons she has learned about unity, change, and hope. Her takeaways are valuable, and true to form, Obama comes across as wise and yet still human. Fans won’t be disappointed.
Obama is always quotable, and so it’s no surprise that her memoir offers numerous inspiring gems. Read on for 15 of our favorite quotes from her new memoir, Becoming.