Friday, November 30, 2018

On Michelle Obama's Becoming...


I finished Michelle Obama's Becoming earlier this morning, and I totally recommend it.

Among other things, she wrote about:

  1. Her professional journey that took her off a more traditional Law path in pursuit of work she loved.
  2. An enthralling ringside account of Barack Obama's meteoric rise to the US Presidency.
  3. A candid take on the difficulty of raising two young daughters in the public eye.

She also wrote powerfully about the challenges she faced in trying to balance career and family, and as I read those - I thought of the many choices men (traditionally) have not had to make. As an aside, I'm glad the conversation about gender roles is advancing. We must accept that humanity cannot achieve its full potential if half the population is held back by various 'norms'.

It's my most highlighted book this year. Again, I recommend it!

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